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Meaning of UNDERCURRENT

Pronunciation:  'undur`kurunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  subdued emotional quality underlying an utterance; implicit meaning
  2. [n]  a current below the surface of a fluid
 

UNDERCURRENT is a 12 letter word that starts with U.

 

 Synonyms: undertide, undertone
 
 See Also: current, meaning, sea purse, sea puss, sea-poose, sea-purse, sea-puss, stream, substance, tide, undertow

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Un"der*cur`rent\, n.
    1. A current below the surface of water, sometimes flowing in
       a contrary direction to that on the surface. --Totten.
    
    2. Hence, figuratively, a tendency of feeling, opinion, or
       the like, in a direction contrary to what is publicly
       shown; an unseen influence or tendency; as, a strong
       undercurrent of sentiment in favor of a prisoner.
    
             All the while there was a busy undercurrent in her.
                                                   --G. Eliot.
    
    
  2. \Un"der*cur`rent\, a.
    Running beneath the surface; hidden. [R.] ``Undercurrent
    woe.'' --Tennyson.
    
    
 

 

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