latent hostility

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Noun1.latent hostility - feelings of hostility that are not manifestlatent hostility - feelings of hostility that are not manifest; "he could sense her latent hostility to him"; "the diplomats' first concern was to reduce international tensions"
antagonism, enmity, hostility - a state of deep-seated ill-will
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But there's still a latent hostility towards incomers.
If you listen to President Macron you can see what we want to avoid, a unitary European state of which we would be a province with a latent hostility to the USA.
Hopefully, the new sanctions imposed by the Trump administration will help to protect foreign multinationals against further acts of Iranian deviousness, as well as sending a strong signal to Tehran that Washington is no longer prepared to tolerate its latent hostility towards the West.
It is a painful reminder of how the subtle divisions within a community can turn latent hostility into boiling, uncontrollable rage against today's immigrants.
Determined to tell the African story without the luxury of Hollywood budgets--what he calls the 'Hollywood plantation system--he has over the years developed his own narrative style and a business model to accompany it, achieving all this in the face of real and latent hostility from a juggernaut movie industry that is instinctively suspicious of independent thinking.
Contrary to economic integration and cooperation these regions which have entirely transformed old-fashioned nationalism and historical rivalries, the troubled legacies of the partition of the British Indian Empire, suspicion, distrust and latent hostility a kind of cold war remains the defining feature of power relations in South Asia.
Turkish Islamists' latent hostility towards President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah Movement and keen interest in exploiting public frustration over the lack of political progress and lingering humiliation of the Palestinian people, has now stirred a backlash against Turkey.
Of what relevance are local social tensions, extremes of wealth and poverty, unemployment rates that hover around 30 per cent and latent hostility towards privileged metropolitan French residents on the island?
Such discovery seems to activate the latent hostility the "homeful" hold for the "homeless," expressing itself in terms of looting, vandalism and occasionally worse.
Wednesday's events indicate the existence of latent hostility between local authorities in north Darfur and the DRA, which was established to oversee the implementation of the DDPD, over supposed conflicts of mandate and jurisdictions.
The latent hostility between the two men, Lawrence and the wealthy, aristocratic Crosby, offers a significant counterpoint to the well-known tensions between Frieda and Lawrence, a conflict resulting in his breaking a phonograph record over her head.