coun|ter|cul|ture


coun|ter|cul|ture
coun|ter|cul|ture «KOWN tuhr KUHL chuhr», noun.
the special culture made up of people, especially young people, who oppose the traditional standards and customs of their society: »

When their own children desert to the “counterculture” and in effect become strangers, Middle Americans say in bewilderment, “Either we neglected them or we spoiled them” (Time).


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  • coun|ter|cul|tur|al — «KOWN tuhr KUHL chuhr uhl», adjective. of or characterizing the counterculture …   Useful english dictionary

  • coun|ter|cul|tur|ist — «KOWN tuhr KUHL chuhr ihst», noun. a person who belongs to the counterculture …   Useful english dictionary

  • coun|ter|sig|na|ture — «KOWN tuhr SIHG nuh chuhr», noun. 1. the act of countersigning. 2. a signature added to another person s signature to confirm it …   Useful english dictionary

  • coun´ter|ter´ror|ist — coun|ter|ter|ror|ism «KOWN tuhr TEHR uh rihz uhm», noun. terrorism in reaction to or retaliation for some previous act of terrorism: »There [was] a fear that Communist terrorism [would] provoke rightist counterterrorism (New York Times).… …   Useful english dictionary

  • coun|ter|ter|ror|ism — «KOWN tuhr TEHR uh rihz uhm», noun. terrorism in reaction to or retaliation for some previous act of terrorism: »There [was] a fear that Communist terrorism [would] provoke rightist counterterrorism (New York Times). –coun´ter|ter´ror|ist, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • cul´ture|less — cul|ture «KUHL chuhr», noun, verb, tured, tur|ing. –n. 1. fineness of feelings, thoughts, tastes, or manners; refinement: »He is a man of culture who appreciates the great art and fine sculpture in the museum. SYNONYM(S): breeding. See syn. under …   Useful english dictionary

  • cul|ture — «KUHL chuhr», noun, verb, tured, tur|ing. –n. 1. fineness of feelings, thoughts, tastes, or manners; refinement: »He is a man of culture who appreciates the great art and fine sculpture in the museum. SYNONYM(S): breeding. See syn. under… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cul|ture-vul|ture — «KUHL chuhr VUHL chuhr», noun. Slang. a person who shows excessive interest in literature, art, or other intellectual pursuits; a cultural devotee or enthusiast: »I was a young library assistant…and an earnest culture vulture (London Times) …   Useful english dictionary

  • coun´ter|ac´tion — coun|ter|act «KOWN tuhr AKT», transitive verb. to act against; hinder or defeat by contrary action: »to counteract a fever with aspirin, counteract adverse publicity. A hot bath and a hot drink will sometimes counteract chills. SYNONYM(S):… …   Useful english dictionary


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