1. underlying

adjective. ['ˌəndɝˈlaɪɪŋ'] in the nature of something though not readily apparent.


  • implicit
  • inexplicit
  • implicit in


  • extrinsic
  • inexplicitness
  • denotative
  • overt

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Rhymes with Underlying

  • indemnifying
  • semidrying
  • misapplying
  • overflying
  • complying
  • supplying
  • retrying
  • replying
  • overlying
  • implying
  • decrying
  • undying
  • relying
  • denying
  • defying
  • belying
  • applying
  • trying
  • spying
  • prying
  • plying
  • frying
  • flying
  • drying
  • crying
  • allying
  • vying
  • tying
  • tieing
  • sighing

Sentences with underlying

1. Adjective
Option sellers may have to buy or sell the underlying asset if the trades go against them.

2. Verb, gerund or present participle
Builders fasten the bead to underlying framework with fasteners or attach bead to drywall sheets with a spray adhesive.

Quotes about underlying

1. When we are shown scenes of starving children in Africa, with a call for us to do something to help them, the underlying ideological message is something like: "Don't think, don't politicize, forget about the true causes of their poverty, just act, contribute money, so that you will not have to think!
- Slavoj Žižek

2. There was an enjoyment to being alive, he felt, that because of an underlying meaninglessness–like how a person alone for too long cannot feel comfortable when with others; cannot neglect that underlying the feeling of belongingness is the certainty, really, of loneliness, and nothingness, and so experiences life in that hurried, worthless way one experiences a mistake–he could no longer get at.
- Tao Lin, Eeeee Eee Eeee

3. The neural processes underlying that which we call creativity have nothing to do with rationality. That is to say, if we look at how the brain generates creativity, we will see that it is not a rational process at all; creativity is not born out of reasoning.
- Rodolfo R. Llinás, I of the Vortex: From Neurons to Self

2. underlying

adjective. ['ˌəndɝˈlaɪɪŋ'] located beneath or below.


  • unimportant

3. underlying

adjective. ['ˌəndɝˈlaɪɪŋ'] being or involving basic facts or principles.


  • fundamental
  • basic


  • relative
  • complete
  • developed