Poorly hidden or concealed: ill-disguised animosity.
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'And does he love you - I mean, does he idolise you as much as you do him?' she added, fixing her eyes upon me with ill-disguised anxiety for the reply.
When they met him, with ill-disguised enjoyment they inquired after his wife's health.
But, unconsciously to herself, she betrayed her desire to be left alone by impatient glances, ill-disguised, at the pupils who were slow in leaving.
He glanced timidly at Avdotya Romanovna, but her proud countenance wore at that moment an expression of such gratitude and friendliness, such complete and unlooked-for respect (in place of the sneering looks and ill-disguised contempt he had expected), that it threw him into greater confusion than if he had been met with abuse.
The second lambasts Tanga Tanga's non-stop 2022 campaigns that are ill-disguised as church fundraisers.
So much ignorance is on display, so much viciousness, so much ill-disguised envy and malevolence, so many unscrupulous attempts to take what belongs to other people and give it to those who have no just right to it.
In June, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay announces a PS30million loan to Ferguson Marine Engineering to help the firm "diversify" into low-carbon marine projects and decommissioning work, effectively an ill-disguised bailout.
His ill-disguised contempt for the European Union and its liberal immigration policies thrills nativists such as Le Pen, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, and Milos Zeman, the President of the Czech Republic.
You may think that the project represents an ill-disguised return to the law of the jungle with the powerful taking the lion's share while devil take the rest.
Trump's ill-disguised Islamophobia appeals to these people.