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Synonyms for subterranean
ˌsʌb təˈreɪ ni ənsub·ter·ranean

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Wiktionary

  1. subterraneanadjective

    Synonyms:
    underground, subterraneous, subterrene

  2. subterraneanadjective

    below ground, under the earth, underground

    Synonyms:
    subterrene, underground, subterraneous

Princeton's WordNet

  1. subterranean, subterraneousadjective

    being or operating under the surface of the earth

    "subterranean passages"; "a subsurface flow of water"

    Synonyms:
    subterraneous, ulterior

    Antonyms:
    overhead, surface, overt, open

  2. subterranean, subterraneous, ulterioradjective

    lying beyond what is openly revealed or avowed (especially being kept in the background or deliberately concealed)

    "subterranean motives for murder"; "looked too closely for an ulterior purpose in all knowledge"- Bertrand Russell

    Synonyms:
    later(a), subterraneous, ulterior, posterior

    Antonyms:
    surface, overt, open, overhead

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. subterraneanadjective

    Synonyms:
    underground, subterrene

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "subterranean":

    underground, burrowing, groundwater, subsurface, belowground, fossorial

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#9969groundwater
#17287posterior
#25077subsurface
#37180subterranean
#59484burrowing
#69063ulterior
#181915belowground

How to use subterranean in a sentence?

  1. Ed Vargo:

    You have the two most destructive subterranean termite species in the world, and here they are, brought together through human activity, being introduced together in a place where they're not native, and they're hybridizing.

  2. Gary Zimet:

    They are not quite as important, as iconic, 'Subterranean Homesick Blues' is certainly a major, major song but not in the same league as 'The Times They Are A-Changin'.

  3. Tom Hatton:

    Therefore, the EPA concluded the proposal would threaten the viability of some species of subterranean fauna, animals which live underground, such as stygofauna.

  4. Norman Mailer:

    There's a subterranean impetus towards pornography so powerful that half the business world is juiced by the sort of half sex that one finds in advertisements.


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