Definition of undermeaning in English:



  • A subtext or underlying message.

    ‘we must continue to see an undermeaning in all this’
    • ‘I wonder what the undermeaning of his words is.’
    • ‘The majority of tattoos have an undermeaning.’
    • ‘This verse suggests that an undermeaning should be sought, not only to the particular occasion recounted but also to the whole narrative.’
    • ‘By the fifth century the hunt for the undermeaning is common.’
    • ‘The song has simple lyrics with a broad and complex undermeaning.’
    overtone, undertone, undercurrent, implication, hidden meaning, secondary meaning, nuance, flavour, feeling, aura, atmosphere, colouring, smack, hint, vein, echo, vibrations, association, intimation, suggestion, suspicion, insinuation
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