an anagram of the words "alternate" and "contrarian", typically, one who seeks and cites any reason, no matter how obscure, to be contrary and/or to disparage others, and often uses that reasoning to edify oneself in contrast
Bill won't come to the company party because of the gift exchange. He says there is something in a David Icke book about gift exchanges and devil worship and he refuses to lower himself like the rest of us. I think he is being quite an altairien.
by A'dal November 04, 2007