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undercurrent

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

Simple Definition of undercurrent

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of undercurrent

  1. 1 :  a current below the upper currents or surface

  2. 2 :  a hidden opinion, feeling, or tendency often contrary to the one publicly shown

undercurrent adjective

Examples of undercurrent in a sentence

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



1683

First Known Use of undercurrent

1683

Rhymes with undercurrent


UNDERCURRENT Defined for Kids

undercurrent

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

Definition of undercurrent for Students

  1. 1 :  a flow of water that moves below the surface

  2. 2 :  a hidden feeling or tendency often different from the one openly shown <She sensed an undercurrent of dissatisfaction.>




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