thinly disguised


: poorly hidden
I was aware of her thinly disguised hostility.

Examples of thinly disguised in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For Ligeti’s centennial, the pianist Han Chen has commissioned a companion piece for each of the composer’s eighteen études, eruptive works thinly disguised as keyboard exercises. The New Yorker, 8 Sep. 2023 Democrats called that misleading and said the GOP plan was a thinly disguised effort to reward oil companies and other energy producers that have contributed millions of dollars to GOP campaigns. Matthew Daly,, 30 Mar. 2023 Screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky anticipated the many peccadilloes of cable news that were just over the horizon, but also a bit of social media and its impulsive, libidinal urges thinly disguised by data. WIRED, 19 Jan. 2023 The dark cloud looming over the nuptials is the impending release of Harper’s debut novel, a thinly disguised roman àa clef retelling their college adventures, including a previously unknown dalliance between Harper and the bride. Joshua Alston, Variety, 20 Dec. 2022 But the evil source turns out to be someone who wants to raise their profile on a social platform that's a thinly disguised version of TikTok. John Blake, CNN, 14 Aug. 2022 In its moral bankruptcy, clumsy timing, and thinly disguised score-settling, this was a typically Trumpian outburst, and it will surely be followed up by more. John Cassidy, The New Yorker, 20 July 2022 The fallout from that announcement takes his Empires (a thinly disguised version of the Yankees) teammates and fans by surprise, unleashing waves of uneasiness. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 4 Apr. 2022 Yellowjackets team assistant Misty Quigley (played by Christina Ricci in the show’s present timeline) has become a fan favorite: an often-hilarious psychopath thinly disguised as a mousey wallflower. Rebecca Milzoff, Billboard, 24 Jan. 2022

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“Thinly disguised.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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