from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Poorly hidden or concealed: ill-disguised animosity.


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  • So, why, after this ill-disguised bigotry was debunked for the hyper-partisan fraud that it is, WHY is it still getting play on television, radio, and print?

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  • Italy, the euro zone's third-largest economy, now drawn into the crisis, is run by a weak prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, viewed with ill-disguised scorn in many euro-zone capitals.

    Greek Crisis Reveals EU's Tragic Flaw

  • Pakistan reacted to the news with ill-disguised glee, arguing that the botched investigations and the subsequent confession confirmed its suspicions that India "lacked the courage" to prosecute radical Hindus.

    Hindu terrorism charges force India to reflect on prejudices against Muslims

  • Yet, earlier this month, Secretary Clinton and Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood threatened to take "appropriate action" -- an ill-disguised threat of a trade war -- unless Europe exempts American airlines from the European carbon trading scheme.

    Vera Pardee: Bullying the EU on Global Warming...or Trying to

  • "I was in the mood for steak at the last minute," he said when he saw me eyeing his lunch with ill-disguised envy.

    Alain Ducasse

  • Her sadness, along with the torrent of ill-disguised resentment unleashed at Clinton since Iowa, shook some of the breeziness out of me, made me feel flashes of guilt for not having stood up for Hillary from the start.

    Big Girls Don’t Cry

  • The Jindal campaign immediately fired off a response, arguing the votes were "ill-disguised partisan maneuvers" by the Democratic leadership that separated liberals from conservatives.

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • My uncle urged that religion be private, removed from politics, because he feared that making faith an arena for public contention would lead American politics into ill-disguised religious warfare, with candidates tempted to use faith to manipulate voters and demean their opponents.

    What Palin gets wrong about JFK

  • Jean-Marie Le Pen, the 82-year-old firebrand of France's far right — the man who for decades has played on the inchoate fears, xenophobia, knee-jerk racism, and ill-disguised anti-Semitism of many of his supporters — had just finished speaking to the faithful on a farm not far from the English Channel.

    What a Tea Party Looks Like in Europe

  • They have had to bear the ill-disguised sneers of some royal hangers-on – "Doors to manual," they sniggered, and was Mrs M seen chewing gum?

    How 'commoner' Kate Middleton won Prince William's heart


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