Definition of counterculture in English:

counterculture

noun

  • A way of life and set of attitudes opposed to or at variance with the prevailing social norm.

    ‘the idealists of the 60s counterculture’
    • ‘In many ways, most of a counterculture's impact is limited to style.’
    • ‘They're often astonished that they can meet someone who has influenced the bands that introduced them to the counterculture.’
    • ‘Over the past two decades Almodóvar has moved from the counterculture to the mainstream.’
    • ‘You're all young enough to have missed the counterculture of the 1960s.’
    • ‘The counterculture isn't dead but it needs some institutions to keep it alive.’
    • ‘The point of the various musical countercultures under the Soviets was not simply to hear music.’
    • ‘As the great musical icon of the Sixties counterculture, Dylan has always been expected to live up to higher moral standards than the average rocker.’
    • ‘Virginia Woolf's granddaughter, speaking at the Hay-On-Wye Literary festival, celebrates the triumph of the counterculture in Britain.’
    • ‘It should appeal to readers interested in social issues, psychology and the counterculture.’
    • ‘Your political legacy, alas, will live long - but so will the vital counterculture you have spawned.’
    • ‘This counterculture is not a handful of people living very different lives.’
    • ‘Bjork occupies a rare position as both a mainstream pop icon and a major force in the counterculture.’
    • ‘Anyone who is now going to be elected president has probably lived through the drug counterculture and the sexual revolution.’
    • ‘And they have all declared years ago that Bukowski's poetry was no longer part of the counterculture.’
    • ‘Still, there are jarring moments, such as the author's assessment of the effect on the counterculture of the expansion of America's war in Vietnam.’
    • ‘Even the counterculture and college saturnalias of the late 1960s did not corrupt my habits.’
    • ‘In general, anarchism plays a big role in American radical politics and countercultures.’
    • ‘Right now the counterculture's online and mainstream culture's in space.’
    • ‘What was your relationship with the counterculture like?’
    • ‘But where, in this fertile mess of war and unaccountability, is the raging counterculture to be found?’

Pronunciation:

counterculture

/ˈkoun(t)ərˌkəlCHər/