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A culture, especially of young people, with values or lifestyles in opposition to those of the established culture.

coun′ter·cul′tur·al adj.
coun′ter·cul′tur·ist n.


(Sociology) of or relating to a counterculture
ˌcounterˈculturalist n
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To choose the priesthood in the face of the suspicion, to stay faithful to one's vows, is a powerful witness, and in some senses a countercultural witness.
The charismatic Pascali, who died in a motorcycle accident in 1968, had been the animating spirit behind Sargentini's Roman gallery and a compelling countercultural figure more typical of that era's rock stars.
Sutherland, a native of Australia, came to San Francisco in the '60s with her then-husband and became involved in the political and countercultural upheavals of the time.
Noting that self-identified pagans (aka: Wiccans or witches) come from diverse backgrounds though many support countercultural mores, Davy (PhD, religion, Concordia U.
But let's be aware that what we're asking is countercultural.
As Durant implies, Smithson himself has become an entropic figure--an emblem of the collapse of countercultural ambitions during the '60s and early '70S.
Canada) in this work of cultural criticism that attacks the theory of society they believe underlie countercultural ideas.
The church wants us to be countercultural to the "no-God culture.
But Archigram differed from mainstream Modernists on one fundamental count that had far-reaching implications for their practice: they wholeheartedly embraced what many of their countercultural contemporaries shunned - postwar consumer culture.
Patience may be the most countercultural virtue of our times in a society that deceptively teaches us we can have it all, now.
Robert Goodman's After the Planners (1971) took Jacobs' arguments against Corbusian-style master planning in a more extreme, countercultural direction.
There's a long, rich history of countercultural religious movements developing and burgeoning on American soil, and it seems to me that Catholic traditionalists are tapping into this American ethos.