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English definition of “undercurrent”


noun [C]    /ˈʌn·dərˌkɜr·ənt, -ˌkʌr·ənt/
a hidden emotion or belief that is usually negative or harmful and has an indirect effect : There is an undercurrent of suspicion and even hostility in the military for their new commander-in-chief .
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