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English definition of “closet”

closet

adjective [before noun]     /ˈklɒz.ɪt/ US  /ˈklɑː.zɪt/
describes a belief , activity , or feeling that is kept secret from the public , usually because you are frightened of the results of it becoming known : a closet alcoholic / homosexual Dole portrayed the president in campaign speeches as a "closet liberal ".Secrecy and privacy
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