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1Relating to the ideas, customs, and social behaviour of a society.‘the cultural diversity of British society’
ethnic, racial, folkView synonyms
- ‘They are the social and cultural core of rural life and their supporters run into seven figures.’
- ‘Conservationists claim the idea is cultural vandalism that will rip the heart out of the town.’
- ‘He did not preserve them as cultural heritage.’
- ‘That is, they are interested in how any society conceives its cultural substratum.’
- ‘Today the phenomenon could be more accurately described as cultural imperialism.’
- ‘Even in my street, there is great cultural diversity.’
- ‘Legal norms capture and reinforce deep cultural norms and community practices.’
- ‘Modern societies are said to be characterized by deep diversity and cultural pluralism.’
- ‘But Western philosophy preaches that cultural relativism starts from one's own.’
- ‘Thus they represented a social and cultural nostalgia for faith and community.’
- ‘Social and cultural trends that used to take years to cross the Atlantic are speeding up.’
- ‘As a free marketeer, I hate monopoly of any sort, be it economic, cultural or social.’
- ‘They embody and give significance to cultural and social differences in a society.’
- ‘They contribute greatly to the cultural, social and economic life of our country.’
- ‘The point about understanding across cultural and social boundaries is important.’
- ‘Particular attention must be paid to differences of cultural and social attitudes.’
- ‘Edinburgh is a great city with a long tradition of cultural diversity and social tolerance.’
- ‘This is a complex social and cultural problem which will not be solved by hasty legislation.’
- ‘Some of us saw this new cultural context coming, but we are all, finally, surprised by it.’
- ‘Some readily assumed a new cultural identity; others resisted assimilation of this kind.’
2Relating to the arts and to intellectual achievements.‘a cultural festival’
aesthetic, artistic, intellectualView synonyms
- ‘It is nice to know that my daughter's school is keeping up the cultural education.’
- ‘So what does he think of the cultural climate in Scotland for young artists now?’
- ‘It seems that every town and village in France puts on cultural festivals of some type or another.’
- ‘When you buy work from a living artist you are helping to ensure continuing cultural innovation.’
- ‘Each of these discovered a new aesthetic through the gradual decay of its high cultural forms.’
Mid 19th century: from Latin cultura tillage + -al.
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