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counterculture Line breaks: coun¦ter|cul¦ture
Pronunciation: /ˈkaʊntəkʌltʃə/

Definition of counterculture in English:


A way of life and set of attitudes opposed to or at variance with the prevailing social norm: the idealists of the 60s counterculture
More example sentences
  • 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.


Example sentences
  • 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.
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