Definition of underswell in English:

underswell

noun

  • An undercurrent.

    figurative ‘questions like these made an underswell in my thoughts’
    • ‘While this consensus was emerging at the top, there was a developing underswell of protest in the police rank and file.’
    • ‘Well, that's all very well, but in my travels I've detected an underswell of opinion that is clearly in favour of keeping the preacher in an elevated box where we can all see what they are up to.’
    • ‘He also questioned why, given the undeniable achievements of the past 10 years, there was an underswell of dissatisfaction.’
    undertow, underflow, underswell, underdrift, understream, undertide, underrun
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Pronunciation:

underswell

/ˈʌndəswɛl/