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
Examples of undercurrent in a sentence
You could be pulled under water by the dangerous undercurrents.
First Known Use of undercurrent
UNDERCURRENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of undercurrent for English Language Learners
: 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
UNDERCURRENT Defined for Kids
Definition of undercurrent for Students
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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