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.

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.

All the while there was a busy undercurrent in her. G. Eliot.

 

© Webster 1913.


Un"der*cur`rent, a.

Running beneath the surface; hidden.

[R.] "Undercurrent woe."

Tennyson.

 

© Webster 1913.

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