Adjective "undergirding" definition and examples

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



Definitions and examples


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."