Undercurrent vs Mood - What's the difference?
| Related terms
Undercurrent is a related term of mood.
As a noun undercurrent
is a current which flows under the surface.
As an adjective mood is
a current which flows under the surface
(figuratively) A tendency of feeling or opinion that is concealed rather than exposed.
* George Eliot
:The meeting was pervaded with an undercurrent of dread, as the managers tried not to admit firings were looming.
- All the while there was a busy undercurrent in her.
, date=May 9
, author=Jonathan Wilson
, title=Europa League: Radamel Falcao's Atlético Madrid rout Athletic Bilbao
, work=the Guardian
, passage=Although the crowd was predominantly red-and-white, there was also a Romanian flavour, which these days in football terms tends to mean there is at least an undercurrent
of discontent. }}
From (etyl) mood, mode, mod, from (etyl) .
A mental or emotional state, composure.
A sullen mental state; a bad mood.
- I'm in a sad mood since I dumped my lover.
A disposition to do something.
- He's in a mood with me today.
(senseid) A prevalent atmosphere or feeling.
- I'm not in the mood for running today.
- A good politician senses the mood of the crowd.
* Adjectives often used with "mood": good, bad.
* (mental or emotional state) composure, humor/humour, spirits, temperament
* (bad mood) huff (informal), pet, temper
* (disposition to do something) frame of mind
* (bad mood) good humour, good mood, good spirits
* in the mood
* mood music
* mood swing
* ambiance, ambience
Alteration of mode
(grammar) A verb form that depends on how its containing clause relates to the speaker’s or writer’s wish, intent, or assertion about reality.
- The most common mood in English is the indicative.
* grammatical mood
* See also
* indicative mood
* conjunctive mood = subjunctive mood
* imperative mood
* conditional mood