counterculture [kount′ər kul΄chər]
a culture, as that of many young people of the 1960s and 1970s, manifested by a lifestyle that is opposed to the prevailing culture

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  • counterculture — also counter culture, counter culture, 1968, from COUNTER (Cf. counter ) + CULTURE (Cf. culture) (q.v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Counterculture — Sociology …   Wikipedia

  • counterculture — UK [ˈkaʊntə(r)ˌkʌltʃə(r)] / US [ˈkaʊntərˌkʌltʃər] noun [countable] Word forms counterculture : singular counterculture plural countercultures a way of life and set of attitudes that is deliberately different from the main culture in society the… …   English dictionary

  • Counterculture — Coun|ter|cul|ture 〈[kaʊntə(r)kʌltʃə(r)] f.; s, s〉 Gegen , Subkultur ● Woodstock ist ein Inbegriff der Counterculture [engl.] …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Counterculture — Coun|ter|cul|ture 〈[kaʊntə(r)kʌltʃə(r)] f.; Gen.: s, Pl.: s〉 Gegen , Subkultur; Woodstock ist ein Inbegriff der Counterculture [Etym.: engl.] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • counterculture — coun|ter|cul|ture [ˈkauntəˌkʌltʃə US tərˌkʌltʃər] n [U] the art, beliefs, behaviour etc of people who are against the usual or accepted behaviour, art etc of society ▪ the counterculture revolution of the late 1960s …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • counterculture — coun|ter|cul|ture [ kauntər,kʌltʃər ] noun count a way of life and set of attitudes that is deliberately different from the main culture in a society: the hippie counterculture of the 1960s …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • counterculture — /ˈkaʊntəkʌltʃə/ (say kowntuhkulchuh) noun 1. a radical culture, especially one espoused by a minority group whose lifestyle is at variance with the pervading values of the dominant society: *In contrast, the orientations of board riders… …   Australian English dictionary

  • counterculture — noun Date: 1968 a culture with values and mores that run counter to those of established society • countercultural adjective • counterculturalism noun • counterculturist noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • counterculture — countercultural, adj. counterculturist, counterculturalist, n. /kown teuhr kul cheuhr/, n. the culture and lifestyle of those people, esp. among the young, who reject or oppose the dominant values and behavior of society. [1965 70; COUNTER +… …   Universalium

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