Adjective "undergirding" definition and examples

(Undergirding may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ʌndəˈɡəːd/

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Definitions and examples

verb

Secure or fasten from the underside, especially by a rope or chain passed underneath.
  1. 'Her primary argument that passion undergirds all vital human endeavor and is the underlying basis for all human motivation/action leads to her overall conclusion.'
  2. 'Until there are some real human institutions undergirding their society, they need a semi-authoritarian center.'
  3. 'This issue undergirds every one of our human interactions.'

More definitions

1. to strengthen; secure, as by passing a rope or chain under and around: to undergird a top-heavy load.

2. to give fundamental support; provide with a sound or secure basis: ethics undergirded by faith.

More examples(as adjective)

"tones can be undergirding."

"prices can be undergirding."

Origin

(undergird)