Definition of counterculture
: a culture with values and mores that run counter to those of established society
counterculturalplay \ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈkəlch-rəl, -ˈkəl-chə-\ adjective
counterculturalismplay \ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈkəlch-rə-ˌli-zəm, -ˈkəl-chə-\ noun
counterculturistplay \ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈkəlch-rə-list, -ˈkəl-chə-\ noun
Examples of counterculture in a Sentence
the counterculture of the hippies
He was part of the antiwar counterculture.
Recent Examples of counterculture from the Web
The cover of New York’s current issue takes inspiration (as anyone of a certain age will recognize) from the Whole Earth Catalog, the counterculture manual first published by Stewart Brand in 1968.
In a now-iconic photo of ’60s counterculture, one Woodstock attendee scowls at the camera while another looks into the distance at a crowd thousands strong.
In a baseball era of patience, Salvador Perez embodies the counterculture.
Held at the Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire, the three-day festival mixes counterculture acts like the Pixies and Goldfrapp with live science experiments and nerdcore events such as light-saber practice at the Jedi Training Academy.
The event is going on its fourth year in Michigan and is hosted by the iconic counterculture magazine High Times.
In early July, as many as 30,000 campers will converge at Oregon's Malheur National Forest for the annual Rainbow Gathering, a counterculture event that evokes the free-spirited 1960s.
In the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, which was ground zero for the counterculture, two-bedroom apartments now rent for $5,000 a month.
Their presence put a spotlight on a counterculture movement that had roots in civil rights demonstrations and the Beat poets of the 1950s.
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