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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A broad deep undulation of the ocean caused by a long-continued gale or seismic disturbance and felt even at a remote distance. Also: A movement (as of political sentiment or political opinion) that is unmistakably evident but often lacking in visible lea

Usage examples (35)
  • The column is about how there is a so-called groundswell to President Obama's alleged
  • B-to-b marketers see these examples and think, "The groundswell is a consumer phenomenon; it doesn't happen in business."
  • Great, the groundswell is on
  • Now the groundswell is too big. for more
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