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A culture, especially of young people, with values or lifestyles in opposition to those of the established culture.
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(Sociology) an alternative culture, deliberately at variance with the social norm
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coun•ter•cul•ture(ˈkaʊn tərˌkʌl tʃər)
the culture and lifestyle of those people who reject the dominant values and behavior of society.
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A culture within a society, consisting of people, especially the young, who reject the values of the mainstream.
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|Noun||1.||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
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