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alternative lifestyle

noun [C usually singular] uk   us  
a way of living that is unusual, especially when you choose not to have the type of home and job that is considered normal in modern society: to pursue/seek an alternative lifestyle Living the vegan alternative lifestyle that we do, my friends and I are a little overwhelmed by the commercialism of Christmas.
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