Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun crosscurrent

2 senses of crosscurrent

Sense 1
rip, riptide, tide rip, crosscurrent, countercurrent -- (a stretch of turbulent water in a river or the sea caused by one current flowing into or across another current)
       => turbulence, turbulency -- (unstable flow of a liquid or gas)

Sense 2
countercurrent, crosscurrent -- (actions counter to the main group activity; "political crosscurrents disrupted the conference")
       => strife -- (bitter conflict; heated often violent dissension)

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