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Definition of UNDERCURRENT

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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 what is publicly shown; an unseen influence or tendency; as, a strong undercurrent of sentiment in favor of a prisoner. [1913 Webster]

              All the while there was a busy undercurrent in her.
                                                    --G. Eliot. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Undercurrent \Un"der*cur`rent\, a.
     Running beneath the surface; hidden. [R.] "Undercurrent woe."
     [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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