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A subculture pretty much composed of hopeless bums, the founder of which thought it would be super swell to name their fun little group after the music they liked which was named after, I don't know... say... a group of GERMAN INVADERS, and/or a style of architecture utilized in the late middle ages (Durham Castle is a prime example of diffusion between the Romanesque and Gothic styles, actually, but the pure style involves thin columns, pointed archways, many stained-glass windows (making the GOTHIC cathedrals very BRIGHT), all supported by flying buttresses. Heh, the Goths I define, not known particularly for expansive intellects, will laugh at that one.). They prize themselves in being dark, sensitive and artistic, but most importantly, NOT POPULAR. Damn those popular kids! Popularity is sooooo overrated. (Yes, they all secretly want to be popular but find they cannot because nobody actually likes them) And by all means, they are NOT poseurs. In fact, the people whom they detest most are poseurs. You know, people who try to be like them, but could never attain the glory that is... GOTH!

I'll tell you what. Wanna be a nonconformist? Spend your time at the library instead of slitting your wrists, clad in men's work shirts, ties and pocket-protectors. Maybe then you'll actually make something of yourself. And you don't have to be popular, either!
Regular, pretty cool, intellectual college student (mockingly): Hey, emo kid. When you get depressed, do you cut your wrists in every direction? Does singing songs about getting dumped give you an erection?

Nineteen-year-old "Gothic" college-dropout: LIEK ZOMGZ!!! I AM NOT EMO!! EMO KIDS ARE POSEURS!! *punches regular, pretty cool, intellectual college student*

Regular, pretty cool, intellectual college student: It's funny that you did that, because much to your chagrin, I actually have the education necessary to not only submit a complaint to the police department, but defend myself in your battery case! Too bad you spent your days in your dark, depressing oblivion drawing pretty pictures of bleeding unicorns, not taking advantage of your parents' tuition savings. Good luck!
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A clique that was created in the eighties. A Goth is a person who’s similar to an Emo, but less “Whiny”. The whole Goth culture surrounds the concept of being “unique” (against conformity) and hating the mainstream. These people are highly hypocritical in the sense that they claim to go against conformity yet conform to the Goth lifestyle. Due to the overwhelming amount of depressed teenagers in the world, being Gothic no longer goes against the mainstream. They have become part of the mainstream society and thus must conform to become a Goth.
"Goth's need to learn to shut up and try fixing their problems instead of whining about them"
by MichaelO. May 27, 2005
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Calling yourself a Goth in the terms of a "culture" is being a hypocrite. One should not waste their time with such labels and just be themselves. You can like things of a Gothic nature but that does not mean they have to call yourself a Goth. Goths sometimes attempt to call themselves individuals when they are just conforming to another trend, it is an utterly pointless label. I like my bed, does not mean I have to conform to some sort of 'duvet-bandits' crew.
"That kid likes nine inch nails he must be one of those Goths" WRONG
by fartmouth29 August 06, 2009
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a group of people who see things from a unique point of veiw. often outcast from society at an early age for some stupid reason kids think of in the schoolyard. these 'outcasts' usaully come together to find common ground with each other and become good frinds. they have a laugh the whole time and enjoy life more than most people. their outside look on the people who try to be popular allow them to see the pointlessness of teenage society. goths cannot be defined by what they wear and how they act around the 'popular' as looks can be decieving. most goths do not even wear gothic cloths as popularised on tv. goths understand life better than most people and are better off for being that way.
''goth life?''

''a better life''
by idid June 21, 2006
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Goth is a lifestyle which is much stereotyped by many teens who are posers, the lot. It is a style of living that entails being dark, romantic, poetic, artistic, mysterious, calm, sometimes sad, stuff.
I am gothic because I go to hottopic (loser)
I consider ymself to be gothic. I am.
by Toxie June 02, 2004
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Generally people who like the darker side of life. Outcasts by choice, they listen to underground music because they dislike the mainstream and being a sheep to society. In most cases goths are very smart and artistic and have a sense of humor that can take a while to get used to (unless your a goth). Their humor is about just about everything from themselves to others, and it is intelligent humor. Goths aren't like the average and that's why their goths and contrary to popular belief, they are not all suicidal. In fact few are suicidal, just dark. Goths may come across as scary but are quite nice people. Becoming goth can be provoked by certain things in life that turn people into introverts, but they are still nice people.

Being goth is about being different and out of the ordinary.
Prep: Look at that faggot goth in his weird clothes
Goth: Look at that mainstream prep, cant find his own style so he wears what everyone else does. HAHA, he thinks hes cool
by designkai April 20, 2006
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many people associate goths as "devil worshippers" or suicidal or just plain weird!
this definition however is not tru at all. Goths are individuals, they are normally very clever, artistic and hav a fun wild side to them.
They do not dress to scare people, wiv their black make up or white faces, they dress like this because it's them and that's just their style.They dont care what other people think of them and frown on the people who look down on the way they dress.
Goths are smart and dont giv a damn bout the criticism they get frm the so called "popular" people.
by minty July 11, 2004
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