undercurrent

[ US /ˈəndɝˌkɝənt/ ]
[ UK /ˌʌndəkˈʌɹənt/ ]
NOUN
  1. a subdued emotional quality underlying an utterance; implicit meaning
  2. a current below the surface of a fluid
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How To Use undercurrent In A Sentence

  • The highly textured surface of these poems does not, however, obscure the continuous emotional undercurrent.
  • The buoyant mood of his audience was certainly out of kilter with the deep undercurrent of frustration evident elsewhere in Bournemouth this week.
  • Watching it, it's got all the fun of a murder mystery musical, but the undercurrent of aggression never lets it slip into the realm of a wispy bagatelle.
  • From her earliest student shorts, repressed sexual desire has been a consistent undercurrent in the New Zealander's work.
  • All the energies of life flow through those who are open to its many forms—undercurrents of earth and overcurrents of sky, bioelectric fields of plants and animals, magnetically charged attractions of intimacy and relationship, and even the danced opposites of the sacred and profane. The Bushman Way of Tracking God
  • Sabriel felt a strong undercurrent of understanding pass between them, and received the profound impression that she had made a loyal friend for life.
  • If the original film was something of a feminist diatribe, the undercurrent of the remake is plainly reactionary.
  • The artists' chain of contrasting attitudes reveals debates within society, undercurrents of unrest and anxieties about city life.
  • The Thatcher years also fed an ancient undercurrent of Anglophobia. Blue, White, Red
  • The tides and undercurrents are notorious, and even in summer bathing is not recommended.
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