counterculture counterculture  /ˈkaʊn tər ˌkəl tʃər/


  • (n) a culture with lifestyles and values opposed to those of the established culture


  1. Carlin was a product of the counterculture era in lifestyle as well as comedy.
  2. It's no longer the counterculture.
  3. Master poet, caustic social critic and intrepid, guiding spirit of the counterculture generation.


  1. Rainbow Family still mulling MT camp site

    A big group of counterculture fans is still mulling potential Montana locations for its annual gathering next month.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Great Falls Tribune

  2. BMX racing coming to El Paso, Las Cruces

    At the corner of counterculture and extreme sports sits BMX racing. In past years, that intersection in El Paso and Las Cruces has been sparse.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Las Cruces Sun-News


  1. "My ambitions were counter to the counterculture," says Mr. Brokaw, who was born in 1940, had a family and an established career by 1968 and did not experience the full impact of the baby boom in his personal life.
    on Nov 4, 2007 By: Tom Brokaw Source: New York Times

  2. On news of his former bandmate's passing, co-founder Sam Andrew wrote on Big Brother's official website, "For me and many people, James was the real 1960s, the real exemplar of that counterculture, the forerunner. Peter Albin, Chet Helms and I...
    on Dec 22, 2009 By: Sam Andrew Source: Spinner

  3. "We've gone from counterculture to mainstream culture in this 20 years," says James L. Brooks, who developed the show, now the longest running sitcom in history (the runner-up, interestingly, is "Ozzie and Harriet," 1952 to 1966).
    on Jul 26, 2007 By: James L Brooks Source: Kansas City Star

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