countercurrent love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A current that flows in an opposite direction to the flow of another current.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A current that flows against the prevailing one.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Running in an opposite direction.
  • n. A current running in an opposite direction to the main current.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A current in an opposite direction.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. actions counter to the main group activity
  • n. a stretch of turbulent water in a river or the sea caused by one current flowing into or across another current


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  • In ducks (and other cold-weather birds), this is done by a physiological set up called "countercurrent".

    Shirley Buxton

  • While the continued down global economy and shifts in focus for a handful of the original funders for the movement may give some pause, The Coexist Foundation has been working hard to be one of many in a hopeful countercurrent of support at this critical hour.

    Rev. Donald Heckman: Are We There Yet? The Progress of the Interfaith Movement

  • There's a strong countercurrent of feeling that Turkey is gratuitously barging into the intractable quarrels of others.

    Tayyip Erdogan's Dangerous Rhetoric

  • With activists routinely imprisoned and harassed, the countercurrent to government restrictions is always struggling to gather momentum.

    Asma Uddin: Islam and Human Rights: Why It's Up to the Muslim Community to Prove Itself

  • Opened in 2007, the family-run Forte S ā o Jo ā o da Barra is part of a small but growing band of hotels running countercurrent to the wave of mass tourism that has swept over much of the Algarve region during the past 40 years.

    Portugal's Alluring Hideaways

  • Isolated resorts run countercurrent to mass tourism in the country's Algarve region.

    Portugal's Alluring Hideaways

  • But a countercurrent is threatening the tide of progress, and we need to pay attention.

    Marissa Miley: Teenage Wasteland? Only If We Don't React

  • The dominant ocean currents of the region are the North Equatorial countercurrent bringing moderately warm sub-tropical waters from the north via the south-flowing Panama current, and the South Equatorial countercurrent bringing cooler low salinity water from the southwest via the north-flowing Colombia current, reinforced by the cool Peru (Humboldt) Coastal current flowing up the coast of South America and the Panamanian Cyclonic countercurrent.

    Malpelo Island Flora and Fauna Sanctuary, Colombia

  • Sullivan argues that the rise of materialism and secularism around the world has unleashed a powerful countercurrent of religious thought.


  • Anyone wishing to understand this countercurrent to the economic, technological, and financial flow toward international integration should start with The End of Economic Man.

    The Education of Peter Drucker


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