undercurrent
noun Date: 1683 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

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  • Undercurrent — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, figuratively, a tendency of feeling, opinion, or the like, in a direction contrary to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Undercurrent — may refer to:* Undercurrent (film), a 1946 film directed by Vincente Minnelli, starring Katharine Hepburn * Undercurrent (album), a 1963 album by pianist Bill Evans and guitarist Jim Hall * Subsurface current, a current which flows beneath and… …   Wikipedia

  • Undercurrent — Un der*cur rent, a. Running beneath the surface; hidden. [R.] Undercurrent woe. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Undercurrent — ist das englische Wort für Unterströmung und steht für: den Originaltitel des Films Der unbekannte Geliebte von 1946 mit Katharine Hepburn den internationalen Titel des isländischen Films Brim von 2010 Undercurrent (Album), ein Album von Bill… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Undercurrent — Album par Bill Evans Sortie 1963 Enregistrement 24 avril et 14 mai 1962 Durée 43:06 Genre Jazz Producteur Michael Cuscuna & …   Wikipédia en Français

  • undercurrent — (n.) 1660s, stream of water or air flowing beneath the surface or beneath another current, a hybrid formed from UNDER (Cf. under) + CURRENT (Cf. current) (n.). The figurative sense of suppressed or underlying character is attested from 1817 …   Etymology dictionary

  • undercurrent — [n] drift, pull atmosphere, aura, crosscurrent, direction, eddy, feeling, flavor, hint, inclination, indication, insinuation, intimation, murmur, overtone, propensity, riptide, sense, suggestion, tendency, tenor, tinge, trace, trend, underflow,… …   New thesaurus

  • undercurrent — ► NOUN 1) a current of water below the surface and moving in a different direction from any surface current. 2) an underlying feeling or influence …   English terms dictionary

  • undercurrent — [un′dərkʉr΄ənt] n. 1. a current, as of water or air, flowing below another or beneath the surface 2. an underlying tendency, opinion, etc., usually one that is kept hidden and not expressed openly …   English World dictionary

  • undercurrent — [[t]ʌ̱ndə(r)kʌrənt, kɜːr [/t]] undercurrents 1) N COUNT: usu with supp, usu N of n If there is an undercurrent of a feeling, you are hardly aware of the feeling, but it influences the way you think or behave. ...a deep undercurrent of racism in… …   English dictionary

  • undercurrent — UK [ˈʌndə(r)ˌkʌrənt] / US [ˈʌndərˌkʌrənt] noun [countable] Word forms undercurrent : singular undercurrent plural undercurrents 1) a current that moves below the surface or below another current in the sea or a river 2) a feeling that exists and… …   English dictionary

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