- the culture and lifestyle of those people, especially among the young, who reject or oppose the dominant values and behavior of society.
Origin of counterculture
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Examples from the Web for countercultural
Sony Pictures Entertainment has put out some of the most countercultural, anti-authoritarian movies of the past century.Sony: Hollywood’s Most Subversive Studio Under Attack
December 23, 2014
But with LSD, because it was countercultural, and because it was used as an experimental drug, it was not marketed properly.Frances McDormand on 'Olive Kitteridge,' Dropping LSD, and Her Beef With FX's 'Fargo'
September 3, 2014
Until that equation tips, individual Republicans may break ranks on gay rights, but the party remains a countercultural bastion.Red America’s Anti-Gay Backlash
June 15, 2014
One outward-focused and attuned to external valuations, the other more independent, rebellious, and countercultural.The New Cool: Can Coolness Be Studied Like a Science?
June 18, 2012
The mainstream assimilation of countercultural values is no longer just a social phenomenon.Is Obama the New Nixon?
September 15, 2009
- an alternative culture, deliberately at variance with the social norm
Word Origin and History for countercultural
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