latent hostility

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Synonyms for latent hostility

feelings of hostility that are not manifest

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His reference to 'the tyranny of the sacramental system' implies a latent hostility to Catholicism and a peculiar view of the Sacraments.
There is also, in the pleasing visual rhythms of the floor, a kind of latent hostility.
As if the presence of stones on the track - rather smaller than those at Stonehenge but, a week on, still almost as mysterious - for the inaugural all-weather card were not enough, yesterday it was the stalls that demonstrated their latent hostility.
Be aware of your behavior, tone of voice, and any latent hostility or other issues that might influence others' behavior negatively.
According to this mode of analysis, the events that take place in Obando can certainly be interpreted as representative of a latent hostility against a colonial order sustained behind the facade of Christianity: devils, familiars and Spaniards are, after all, one in Seberina's consciousness.
In my own research, which has brushed over Wallace in his early years as governor, I have come across one strikingly succinct formulation of his original secret, written in 1964 by an awestruck Alabama reporter struggling to explain the success of Wallace's first speeches outside the South: "He gave every hearer a chance to transmute a latent hostility toward the Negro into a hostility toward big government.
But I have to admit that news of US immigration's refusal to allow Paul Carberry to enter the country to ride in the Grade 1 Meadow Brook Hurdle at Belmont Park last Thursday reawakened a certain latent hostility towards the Land of the Free and some of the more objectionable people who inhabit it.