A way of life and set of attitudes opposed to or at variance with the prevailing social norm: the idealists of the 60s counterculture
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- Right now the counterculture's online and mainstream culture's in space.
- Over the past two decades Almodóvar has moved from the counterculture to the mainstream.
- It should appeal to readers interested in social issues, psychology and the counterculture.
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- The word was first used by disillusioned American Democrats in the 1970s, when they rebelled against the countercultural leftists who had taken over their party.
- Any allegedly countercultural activity eventually comes full circle and the early adopters say ‘it's not how it used to be.’
- She drifted around the countercultural communities at Newbury, where she spent four months, and Faslane, where she joined the peace camp.
Definition of counterculture in:
- The US English dictionary