Undercurrent vs Atmosphere - What's the difference?

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Undercurrent is a related term of atmosphere.


As nouns the difference between undercurrent and atmosphere

is that undercurrent is a current which flows under the surface while atmosphere is atmosphere.

undercurrent

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • a current which flows under the surface
  • (Totten)
  • (figuratively) A tendency of feeling or opinion that is concealed rather than exposed.
  • * George Eliot
  • All the while there was a busy undercurrent in her.
  • :The meeting was pervaded with an undercurrent of dread, as the managers tried not to admit firings were looming.
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    atmosphere

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (archaic)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The gases surrounding the Earth or any astronomical body.
  • The air in a particular place.
  • *
  • *:Thus the red damask curtains which now shut out the fog-laden, drizzling atmosphere of the Marylebone Road, had cost a mere song, and yet they might have been warranted to last another thirty years. A great bargain also had been the excellent Axminster carpet which covered the floor;.
  • The mood or feeling in a situation.
  • A unit of measurement for pressure (symbol: atm)
  • Synonyms

    * (mood) air, ambiance, feeling, mood

    Meronyms

    * See also

    See also

    * ambiance, ambience * mood