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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
un′dėr-kur-ent, n. a current under the surface of the water: any influence or feeling not apparent on the surface.—adj. running below or unseen.
The numerical value of undercurrent in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of undercurrent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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With crude oil today, it was approaching $50.50 and now it's at $52.80, there's an undercurrent of bullishness and big dips will be met with some buying.
There is an undercurrent of cultural changes in the Middle East region driven by the globalization of media and the Internet. Smart leaders will anticipate these changes and initiate gradual democratic reforms to avoid political instability and economic problems.
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