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undercurrent

noun un·der·cur·rent \-ˌkər-ənt, -ˌkə-rənt\

: a flow of water that moves below the surface of the ocean or a river

: a hidden feeling or tendency that is usually different from the one that is easy to see or understand

Full Definition of UNDERCURRENT

1
:  a current below the upper currents or surface
2
:  a hidden opinion, feeling, or tendency often contrary to the one publicly shown
undercurrent adjective

Examples of UNDERCURRENT

  1. You could be pulled under water by the dangerous undercurrents.

First Known Use of UNDERCURRENT

1683

Rhymes with UNDERCURRENT

UNDERCURRENT Defined for Kids

undercurrent

noun un·der·cur·rent \ˈən-dər-ˌkər-ənt\

Definition of UNDERCURRENT for Kids

1
:  a flow of water that moves below the surface
2
:  a hidden feeling or tendency often different from the one openly shown <She sensed an undercurrent of dissatisfaction.>

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