counterculture

noun coun·ter·cul·ture \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌkəl-chər \
Updated on: 5 Dec 2017

Definition of counterculture

: a culture with values and mores that run counter to those of established society

countercultural

play \ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈkəlch-rəl, -ˈkəl-chə-\ adjective

counterculturalism

play \ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈkəlch-rə-ˌli-zəm, -ˈkəl-chə-\ noun

counterculturist

play \ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈkəlch-rə-list, -ˈkəl-chə-\ noun

Examples of counterculture in a Sentence

  1. the counterculture of the hippies

  2. He was part of the antiwar counterculture.

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First Known Use of counterculture

1947


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