American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A current flowing across another current.
- n. A conflicting tendency, inclination, or movement: a crosscurrent of dissent; sociopolitical crosscurrents.
- n. nautical A turbulent stretch of water caused by multiple currents.
- n. by extension A situation in which there are conflicting opinions.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a stretch of turbulent water in the sea.
- n. a tendency or sentiment within a group which conflicts with that of the majority; -- often used in the plural.
- n. a stretch of turbulent water in a river or the sea caused by one current flowing into or across another current
- n. actions counter to the main group activity
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“The bluster and the buddy talk was easy to fall back into, caught up in the crosscurrent of a waning adrenaline charge and his burgeoning buzz.”
“Many of the congregation had thrown their arms in the air and swayed from side to side as if caught in a strong crosscurrent.”
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