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coun·ter·cul·ture

 (koun′tər-kŭl′chər)
n.
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.

counterculture

(ˈkaʊntəˌkʌltʃə)
n
(Sociology) an alternative culture, deliberately at variance with the social norm

coun•ter•cul•ture

(ˈkaʊn tərˌkʌl tʃər)

n.
the culture and lifestyle of those people who reject the dominant values and behavior of society.
[1965–70]
coun`ter•cul′tur•al, adj.
coun′ter•cul`tur•ist, n.

counterculture

A culture within a society, consisting of people, especially the young, who reject the values of the mainstream.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.counterculture - a culture with lifestyles and values opposed to those of the established culture
culture - the tastes in art and manners that are favored by a social group
flower power - a counterculture of young people in the US during the 1960s and 70s
Translations
contreculture
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Carpenter's life at Millthorpe, where he and George Merrill made sandals and did market gardening, was an inspiration to counterculturists all over the world, who made pilgrimages to Millthorpe to savor "the simple life.
Even Jerome's official history acknowledges that it was counterculturists who saved the town from being populated entirely by spirits.
And we were just the most visible concentration of counterculturists.