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ill-disguised

[il-dis-gahyzd, -di-skahyzd] /ˈɪl dɪsˈgaɪzd, -dɪˈskaɪzd/
adjective
1.
badly concealed or hidden.
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  • But there were those names of the missing, and there was our ill-disguised mirth.

  • Each looked at the other interrogatively, with ill-disguised hostility.

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    Eugene Walter and Arthur Hornblow
  • The senator shrugged his shoulders with ill-disguised contempt.

    Stronghand Gustave Aimard
  • It was with visible reluctance and ill-disguised contempt that Wilkins served them.

    Bayou Folk Kate Chopin
  • Meadows looked at him with ill-disguised expressions of disgust.

  • In truth it was at best an ill-disguised and odious despotism.

    The History of Freedom John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
  • "And I am five-and-thirty," she replied, with ill-disguised satisfaction.

    Froth Armando Palacio Valds
  • The painful and ill-disguised look was attributed to the accident.

    Lady Rosamond's Secret

    Rebecca Agatha Armour
  • He stooped down, and would have kissed her; but she drew back with ill-disguised horror.

    Mark Hurdlestone Susanna Moodie
  • He brought the brandy, and with ill-disguised contempt placed it before him without a word.

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