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Synonyms for closet
ˈklɒz ɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cupboard, closet(noun)

    a small room (or recess) or cabinet used for storage space

    water closet, cupboard, press, loo, wardrobe

  2. water closet, closet, W.C., loo(noun)

    a toilet in Britain

    water closet, cupboard, press, loo, wardrobe

  3. wardrobe, closet, press(noun)

    a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes

    pressing, insistency, mechanical press, military press, public press, jam, imperativeness, cupboard, crush, wardrobe, printing press, pressure, insistence, press, water closet, loo

  4. closet(verb)

    a small private room for study or prayer

    water closet, cupboard, press, loo, wardrobe

  5. closet(verb)

    confine to a small space, as for intensive work


  1. closet(verb)


    The ambassador has been closeted with the prime minister all afternoon. We're all worried what will be announced when they exit.

    wardrobe, locker, press, cupboard

Editors Contribution

  1. wadrobe

    Submitted by anonymous on February 5, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. closet(n.)

    cabinet, small room

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. closet(n)

    private room, clothespress, ambry

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "closet":

    cupboard, wardrobe, pantry, locker, dresser, cabinet, storeroom, compartment, placard, toilet, backseat, riddance, backwater

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How to use closet in a sentence?

  1. Angela Stuesse:

    She was terrified, locked in a closet, ICE pounding on her door, asking what she was supposed to do, and I was also terrified. And that went on for hours.

  2. John Knoebel:

    'Gay' as a word was a new, dynamic radical word to use, we were the first organization that actually called ourselves gay and that was an offensive word to many people. We were naming ourselves and identifying ourselves and finally out of the closet and open and radical.

  3. Rita Moreno:

    The fabric is made out of obi, which is the sash that Japanese women use on their kimonos. They’re usually folded over and over and over, this is one piece of fabric, i would think it would tarnish, it’s been hanging in my closet.

  4. Tiger Woods:

    We've been able to go out there and compete, he's got a lot better at throwing the needle at me now and he's accepting it faster and reversing it back. We have a deal, in the backyard generally every night we'll play putting matches and the winner gets to keep the green jacket in the closet.

  5. Jason Romero:

    [It’s] a tremendously humbling experience. A lot has changed, i’ve applied for jobs over the past couple of years and I don’t get past the phone screen interview. I came out of the closet as a blind person and I don’t know if that has something to do with it. Or maybe it’s a higher power saying, ‘Jason, you can’t have a job right now because you’ve got to do this run across America.’.

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