Undercurrent vs Feeling - What's the difference?

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Undercurrent is a related term of feeling.

As nouns the difference between undercurrent and feeling

is that undercurrent is a current which flows under the surface while feeling is sensation, particularly through the skin.

As an adjective feeling is

emotionally sensitive.

As a verb feeling is





(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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    (en adjective)
  • Emotionally sensitive.
  • Despite the rough voice, the coach is surprisingly feeling .
  • Expressive of great sensibility; attended by, or evincing, sensibility.
  • He made a feeling representation of his wrongs.


    (en noun)
  • Sensation, particularly through the skin.
  • The wool on my arm produced a strange feeling .
  • Emotion; impression.
  • The house gave me a feeling of dread.
  • Emotional state or well-being.
  • You really hurt my feelings when you said that.
  • Emotional attraction or desire.
  • Many people still have feelings for their first love.
  • Intuition.
  • He has no feeling for what he can say to somebody in such a fragile emotional condition.
  • * 1987 ,
  • Got on a lucky one
    Came in eighteen to one
    I've got a feeling
    This year's for me and you
    I've got a funny feeling that this isn't going to work.
  • An opinion, an attitude.
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  • Derived terms

    * fellow feeling * hard feelings * hurt feelings


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