Meaning of “groundswell” in the English Dictionary

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"groundswell" in British English

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groundswellnoun [ S ]

uk /ˈɡraʊnd.swel/ us /ˈɡraʊnd.swel/

a growth of strong feeling among a large group of people:

There is a groundswell of opinion against the new rules.

(Definition of “groundswell” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)