generation gap


: the differences in opinions, values, etc., between younger people and older people

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web So there’s a bit of a generation gap. Chuck Carlton, Dallas News, 17 Apr. 2023 His mistake — misfortune, really — was getting caught on the wrong side of a generation gap. Devin Gordon, New York Times, 30 Mar. 2023 Blazing generation gap in Portland Shaedon Sharpe is among the Blazers' crop of exciting young players. Gary Washburn,, 11 Mar. 2023 In recounting the 1970 Oscars, Schulman writes about Gregory Peck’s efforts to bridge the generation gap and update the membership of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization behind the Oscars. Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, 1 Mar. 2023

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“Generation gap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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