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
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.