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Synonyms

under

adverb

directly below or at a lower level than something

below

adverb

in a lower place or position

lower

adjective

below another thing of the same kind

underneath

adjective

in, to, or through a place directly below something or directly covered by it

underground

adjective

below the surface of the ground

underwater

adjective

existing, happening, or used under the surface of water

underfoot

adverb

under your feet in the place where you are walking

underlying

adjective

existing under the surface of something

beneath

adverb

mainly literary directly under something or at a lower level

subterranean

adjective

under the ground

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beneath

adverb

under the surface of the ground or water

nether

adjective

literary the nether part of something is the lower part or the part underneath

under

adverb

passing below something from one side to the other

under

adverb

below the surface of water

underfloor

adjective

below the floor of a room, building etc

underground

adverb

below the surface of the ground

undersea

adjective

existing or happening under the surface of the sea

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hygge

a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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Open Dictionary

sofar

a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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