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.
She maintains that it enabled women to engage in a form of public discourse without "violating the fiction that they were appropriately closeted as individuals" (91).
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).
If being closeted about his sexual orientation was the price of remaining in his chosen career, he was willing to pay it.
The paucity of those options is embodied in the character of Jane, whose delicate manners and consistent self-abnegation bear witness only to her imprisonment within a closeted society.
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 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.
Douglas Carter Beane's new play, The Little Dog Laughed, about a closeted movie actor and the agent determined to prevent his coming-out, is a satire on that thinnest of paper tigers, Hollywood hypocrisy.