Adjective "Underpinnings" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Underpinnings


    Definition:

    1. a system of supports beneath a wall or the like.

    2. Often, underpinnings. a foundation or basis: to uncover the emotional underpinnings of an illness.

    3. underpinnings, Informal. underwear, especially women's underwear. the legs.

    Origin:
    underpinning

    Examples:

    "senses can be underpinnings."