American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Being In a state of secrecy or cautious privacy.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In heraldry, same as barruly or barruletty, according to the number of closets represented. See closet, n., 6.
- See closet (verb) (Wiktionary)
“Seattle Atheists is also hoping to attract what it describes as "closeted non-believers" who might want to join them for an atheist Christmas, celebrated by their organization on Dec. 24.”
“Dickinson has been portrayed as a recluse, closeted from the real world and its tribulations.”
“I feel strongly that everyone has a right to privacy — your sexuality is your business — but I feel less and less tolerant of a Hollywood where queers naturally gravitate, only to remain closeted in the service ofa career.”
“As a result, a group of gay staffers created an organization for gay colleagues, many of whom felt they had no choice but to remain closeted.”
“We had to be very quiet," says Nurdin, referring to the closeted nature of those celebrations.”
“While many in Catholic higher education are quick to name closeted administrators or to suggest that someone couldn't be an out dean, there is at least one: Jeffrey Trumbower, dean of the college and professor of religious studies at Saint Michael's College.”
“The actor was best known as the closeted short-order cook Jim "Johnny Cakes" Witowski, who had a pivotal four-episode arc in the2006 season of the HBO drama.”
“Next, seek and discover the 100s of thousands of 'closeted' ministers and faithful leading that double-life on Sundays while 'porning' the other 6 days.”
“The Texas congressman, who also vehemently denied being a racist, has an even bigger problem than the newsletters: Several prominent white supremacists have endorsed Paul's candidacy -- one of whom gave his campaign a $500 donation and another of whom is insisting in a statement posted on a far-right-wing Web site that the candidate has "extensive involvement in white nationalism" and is a "closeted" white nationalist himself.”
“While surfing a gay "meet and greet" website (for research, I swear), I was struck by the number of "closeted" guys looking for "discreet" hookups.”
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