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groundswell

[ground-swel] /ˈgraʊndˌswɛl/
noun
1.
a broad, deep swell or rolling of the sea, due to a distant storm or gale.
2.
any surge of support, approval, or enthusiasm, especially among the general public:
a groundswell of political support for the governor.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; ground1 + swell
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British Dictionary definitions for ground swell

groundswell

/ˈɡraʊndˌswɛl/
noun
1.
a considerable swell of the sea, often caused by a distant storm or earthquake or by the passage of waves into shallow water
2.
a strong public feeling or opinion that is detectable even though not openly expressed a groundswell of discontent
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