Definitions for undercurrentˈʌn dərˌkɜr ənt, -ˌkʌr-
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un•der•cur•rentˈʌn dərˌkɜr ənt, -ˌkʌr-(n.)
a hidden tendency or feeling underlying and often at variance with someone's words, actions, etc.
a current, as of air or water, that flows below the upper currents or surface.
Origin of undercurrent:
a subdued emotional quality underlying an utterance; implicit meaning
a current below the surface of a fluid
a current which flows under the surface
An emotional presence that is concealed rather than exposed.
a current below the surface of water, sometimes flowing in a contrary direction to that on the surface
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
running beneath the surface; hidden
Undercurrent is a film noir drama directed by Vincente Minnelli. The screenplay was written by Edward Chodorov, based on the novel You Were There by Thelma Strabel. The motion picture features Katharine Hepburn, Robert Taylor, Robert Mitchum, and others.
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