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Definition of undercurrent noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    undercurrent

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈʌndərˌkərənt//
     
    undercurrent (of something)
     
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  1. 1a feeling, especially a negative one, that is hidden but whose effects are felt synonym undertone
  2. 2 I detect an undercurrent of resentment toward the new proposals.
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