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1. A current, as of air or water, below another current or beneath a surface.
2. An underlying tendency, force, or influence often contrary to what is superficially evident.
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nAlso called: underflow
1. (Physical Geography) a current that is not apparent at the surface or lies beneath another current
2. an opinion, emotion, etc, lying beneath apparent feeling or meaning
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un•der•cur•rent(ˈʌn dərˌkɜr ənt, -ˌkʌr-)
1. a hidden tendency or feeling underlying and often at variance with someone's words, actions, etc.
2. a current, as of air or water, that flows below the upper currents or surface.
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|Noun||1.||undercurrent - a subdued emotional quality underlying an utterance; implicit meaning|
|2.||undercurrent - a current below the surface of a fluid|
tide - the periodic rise and fall of the sea level under the gravitational pull of the moon
sea purse, sea puss, sea-poose, sea-purse, sea-puss, undertow - the seaward undercurrent created after waves have broken on the shore
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1. undertone, feeling, atmosphere, sense, suggestion, trend, hint, flavour, tendency, drift, murmur, tenor, aura, tinge, vibes (slang), vibrations, overtone, hidden feeling a deep undercurrent of racism in British society
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undercurrent[ˈʌndəˌkʌrənt] N (in sea) → corriente f submarina, contracorriente f (fig) (feeling etc) → trasfondo m
an undercurrent of criticism → un trasfondo de críticas calladas
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