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counterculture

noun coun·ter·cul·ture \ˈkan-tər-ˌkəl-chər\

: a culture with values and customs are very different from and usually opposed to those accepted by most of society; also : the people who make up a counterculture

Full Definition of COUNTERCULTURE

:  a culture with values and mores that run counter to those of established society
coun·ter·cul·tur·al \ˌkan-tər-ˈkəlch-rəl, -ˈkəl-chə-\ adjective
coun·ter·cul·tur·al·ism \-rə-ˌli-zəm\ noun
coun·ter·cul·tur·ist \-rist\ noun

Examples of COUNTERCULTURE

  1. the counterculture of the hippies
  2. He was part of the antiwar counterculture.

First Known Use of COUNTERCULTURE

1968

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