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
Amir Bar-Lev gives the Grateful Dead a four-hour cinematic treatment, starting with Jerry Garcia’s teenage years in Bay Area bohemia and ending with the group’s monster concerts in the 1980s and ’90s, with plenty of counterculture in between.
The album helped ignite the musical counterculture revolution.
These kids represent the intellectually and economically privileged of today's middle class, much like their parents did in their own generation as leaders of the '60s counterculture.
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