Meaning of culture war in English:

culture war

Translate culture war into Spanish


  • A conflict between groups, especially liberal and conservative groups, that have different cultural ideals, beliefs, or philosophies.

    ‘a culture war between the revivalists and anti-revivalists’
    • ‘At the root of the culture war is a conflict between theism and atheism.’
    • ‘On this view, then, the culture war rests on different assessments of the modern liberal tradition.’
    • ‘Despite denials by some that any such conflict exists, the culture war is an obtrusive fact.’
    • ‘If settlers turn on soldiers who have come to evict them, it will not look like a culture war - but a civil war.’
    • ‘An underlying objection to such slave redemption projects appears to lie in a culture war between secular and religious activism.’
    • ‘Now name one battle in the culture war in which he was instrumental in attaining a victory for our side.’
    • ‘But be prepared for another fierce battle in the culture war.’
    • ‘It is really a culture war that has nothing to do with creating a safer society.’
    • ‘Before exploring how the second Battle of Lexington typifies the larger culture war, it is useful to sketch the specific conflict.’
    • ‘As he contends, the culture war is ultimately fought in political institutions, not in the attitudes found in surveys.’
    • ‘Like the culture war in American society, this conflict is ultimately about control.’
    • ‘Perhaps the next war we need to launch is a new culture war in the West, to decide what values and ambitions we might be prepared to stand and fight for - and against.’
    • ‘This is not a culture war; it is the cultural equivalent of hiding in the trenches and putting up enough sandbags to keep the enemy at a safe distance.’
    • ‘In that sense, the battles for serious music are part of a wider culture war apparent at various levels of modern Scotland.’
    • ‘The culture war, like a flower war, is meant to thin the ranks of the people who trigger these feelings.’
    • ‘What strikes me most about the underlying ‘story’ is the sheer breathless viciousness of the culture war.’
    • ‘And the result is that on race, both law and culture work very hard not to avoid but to win the culture war.’
    • ‘It came smack in the middle of the relevant culture war.’
    • ‘If we are in a culture war, and it seems pretty clear that we are, then I expect that every president from now until that war ends will be hated by the other side.’
    • ‘Along the way, we'll have to work through the culture war at home.’


Late 19th century (with reference to a struggle for control of cultural and educational institutions): originally a translation of German Kulturkampf.