underside


un·der·side

noun \ˈən-dər-ˌsīd, ˌən-dər-ˈ\

: the bottom side or part of something

: a part of life, a city, etc., that is hidden and usually unpleasant

Full Definition of UNDERSIDE

1
:  the side or surface lying underneath
2
:  a side usually hidden from sight; specifically :  the more unpleasant or reprehensible side <the underside of politics>

Examples of UNDERSIDE

  1. the underside of the table
  2. The book explores the underside of human nature.

First Known Use of UNDERSIDE

1660

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