anti-cultural


anti-cultural

adjective

  1. of or relating to culture or cultivation.

adjective

  1. of or relating to artistic or social pursuits or events considered to be valuable or enlightened
  2. of or relating to a culture or civilization
  3. (of certain varieties of plant) obtained by specialized breeding
adj.

1868, in reference to the raising of plants or animals, from Latin cultura “tillage” (see culture) + -al (1). In reference to the cultivation of the mind, from 1875; hence, “relating to civilization or a civilization.” A fertile starter-word among anthropologists and sociologists: e.g. cultural diffusion, in use by 1912; cultural diversity by 1935; cultural imperialism by 1937; cultural pluralism by 1932; cultural relativism by 1948.

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