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Noun: crosscurrent  'krós,kur-unt [N. Amer], 'krós,kú-runt [Brit]
  1. A stretch of turbulent water in a river or the sea caused by one current flowing into or across another current
    - rip, riptide, tide rip, countercurrent
  2. Actions counter to the main group activity
    "political crosscurrents disrupted the conference";
    - countercurrent

Derived forms: crosscurrents

Type of: strife, turbulence, turbulency

Encyclopedia: Crosscurrent