Definition of closeted in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈklɒzɪtɪd/


Keeping something secret, especially the fact of being homosexual: among those who voted against it were some closeted gays she remained closeted because of her homophobic community
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  • It promotes a positive message to closeted gays and skeptical heterosexuals to counter and neutralize the negative messages promoted by anti-gay elements.
  • For the closeted gay men and lesbians serving in the military, it must evoke complete terror.
  • Both closeted and out gay men and lesbians agree that tolerance for individuals doesn't always extend to public issues.
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