closeted


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clos·et·ed

 (klŏz′ĭ-tĭd, klô′zĭ-)
adj.
Being in a state of secrecy or cautious privacy.
Translations
za zavřenými dveřmi
i enrumi privat samtale
félrevonult
í einkaviîræîum bak viî lokaîar dyr
na porade za zatvorenými dverami
gizli görüşmede

closet

(ˈklozit) noun
(American) a cupboard. a clothes closet.
ˈcloseted adjective
engaged in a private conversation in a separate room from other people. They're closeted in his office.
References in classic literature ?
Mainwaring, who, for your comfort, has fretted herself thinner and uglier than ever, is still here, and they have been all closeted together.
Lynn Harris breaks ground by giving voice to contemporary closeted homosexuality, and questioning African-American gay and bisexual men searching for self-acceptance in an excerpt from his debut novel, Invisible Life (1991).
To protect themselves, some tightly closeted teachers censor their own syllabi and discussions--to the point of presenting inaccurate and homophobic information about the course material studied.
A similar disparity characterized the time between diagnosis and death from AIDS for closeted versus openly gay men, Cole and his colleagues contend in the May-June Psychosomatic Medicine.
The writers, though, whether active in the closeted '50s ("Rope's" Arthur Laurents), the semi-liberated '70s ("The Boys in the Band's" Mart Crowley) or the supposedly sensitive '90s ("Philadelphia's" Ron Nyswaner), have the best anecdotes and sharpest insights.
The lesbians and gays most likely to be seen demonstrating on television are those who are most alienated from the mainstream, he argues, while those most able to counter that image are also most likely to be closeted and invisible.
While the lawyering undoubtedly weakened the book, it will lead to titillating parlor games inside the Beltway and in Hollywood as readers attempt to ascertain the identities of "The Legislator" and "The Mogul," closeted men who allegedly sexually harassed same-sex employees.