Undercurrent vs Underset - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between undercurrent and underset
is that undercurrent
is a current which flows under the surface while underset
As a verb underset is
to set under or beneath.
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. }}
To set under or beneath.
*1963 , George Sturt, The Wheelwright's Shop :
To prop or support.
- How it was shaped up with proper foreway and under-set for dished wheels, or how iron "clouts" (with "clout-nails") were carefully fitted into it to take the wear — is all but gone from my memory, as indeed it was hardly worth storing [...]
*1887 , Arthur Robert Sawyer, Accidents in mines in the North Staffordshire coalfield arising from falls of roof and sides :
- (Francis Bacon)
- Unless posts are underset' in very steep mines they are apt to fall out before the pressure of the roof has tightened them. Posts are sometimes too much ' underset , owing to their being too long.