What is the opposite of open?

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Adjective
Opposite of not closed or fastened
“He finally made it to the chest, only to find that it was closed and locked.”
Adjective
Opposite of being fully accessible and obtainable with little regard to restrictions
“Access to these amenities is restricted.”
Adjective
Opposite of not concealed
“Who do you think would have access to the resources needed for a well organized covert operation like that?”
Adjective
Opposite of awaiting decision or settlement
“I believe it is now a resolved matter, and everyone can move on from the incident.”
Adjective
Opposite of honest and frank
“We ask that you be more discreet with information pertaining to National Security.”
Adjective
Opposite of susceptible to being attacked or compromised
“The furlike coat is designed to render its wearer insusceptible to the cold.”
Adjective
Opposite of not clogged up
“Try using a suction cup plunger to fix the clogged drain.”
Adjective
(of space) Opposite of unenclosed or not built-up
“Smoking in any enclosed public area is banned within this section.”
Adjective
(of space) Opposite of unenclosed or not built-up
“It wasn't always the developed and bustling metropolis that it is today.”
Adjective
Opposite of extended, expanded, or unfolded
“It was a nicely folded piece of origami which required a lot of skill and precision.”
Adjective
Opposite of open for business
“They will understandably be disappointed to find out that the amusement park will be closed for good next month.”
Adjective
(unreceptive) Opposite of receptive to ideas or opinions
“I am aware that they are old and unreceptive, but they should not compromise when it comes to their health.”
Adjective
(adamant) Opposite of receptive to ideas or opinions
“George was adamant in his assertion that he saw Amy kissing Jerry's cousin, Jeffrey.”
Adjective
Opposite of with no restrictions on those allowed to participate
“A private function will be organized for exclusive members.”
Adjective
Opposite of inclined to be generous or to share in abundance
“He was unusually miserly with his own family despite his charitable nature.”
Adjective
(of clothing) Opposite of not closed or fastened
“You are probably feeling uncomfortable because your belt is fastened rather tightly around your waist.”
Adjective
Opposite of unobstructed by buildings or trees
“There is an obstructed path up ahead, and you will not be able to pass.”
Adjective
Opposite of being in an impartial state
“I cannot help but feel that many journalists are biased in their reporting.”
Adjective
Opposite of not covered
“They found the covered baby and quickly brought him inside.”
Adjective
Opposite of approachable in demeanor
“He became increasingly unsociable and unapproachable following the unfortunate accident.”
Adjective
Opposite of having spaces or gaps
“Not even the most determined thief will be able to break through this solid vault.”
Adjective
Opposite of having a great width
“He would lose his pursuers through a narrow lane.”
Adjective
(of a person or their behaviour) Opposite of uncontrived and genuine
“I could call her up and wish her well but it would be contrived and insincere.”
Adjective
Opposite of not blocked
Adjective
Opposite of clearly perceptible or self-explanatory
“Vision of the elusive bigfoot was unclear and inconclusive.”
Adjective
Opposite of able to be seen
Adjective
Opposite of conspicuously or obviously bad, wrong or offensive
Adjective
Opposite of bare or exposed without a covering or protection
Adjective
Opposite of done, perceived, or existing in open view
“The President called and said that he wanted to speak to me about a secret matter.”
Adjective
Opposite of exposed and barren
Adjective
Opposite of allowing the circulation of air
Adjective
Opposite of susceptible to being attacked or compromised
“Most retailers move data off their Internet server after receiving it so it will be inaccessible to hackers.”
Adjective
Opposite of open or liberal-minded
“His significantly narrow view of the world is certainly cause for concern.”
Adjective
Opposite of quick to react
Adjective
Opposite of being easily influenced (especially of young people)
Adjective
Opposite of left to personal choice
Adjective
Opposite of free from obstructions
Adjective
(especially of a plan or proposal) Opposite of held in reserve for future consideration
Adjective
Opposite of with all parts included
Adjective
(of a person) Opposite of stating something in a direct and unambiguous manner
“The film makes an implicit statement about our schizophrenic, debt-driven economy.”
Verb
Opposite of to make open
“If you are the last one in, could you please close the door behind you?”
Verb
Opposite of to become open
“I would become infuriated when the elevator doors would shut just as I was about to reach them.”
Verb
Opposite of to set or be set in action
“The draft selection process will now conclude.”
Verb
Opposite of to stretch or straighten out
“The Mimosa Pudica will fold its leaves in a remarkable way if it has been touched.”
Verb
(of a container or package) Opposite of to unwrap
“I don't particularly like to wrap presents, but I just happen to be very good at it.”
Verb
(of clothing) Opposite of to remove or undo
“Ted Stroehmann would experience an unfortunate accident after he had tried to fasten his zip too quickly.”
Verb
(of a hole or opening) Opposite of to unplug
“A buildup of organic material may eventually block the pipes.”
Verb
(of a beverage bottle) Opposite of to uncork
“After I had my fill, my wife would politely offer to cork the wine.”
Verb
Opposite of to reveal one's deep thoughts or emotions
“Do not suppress your anger. Take your anger out on this punching bag instead.”
Verb
Opposite of to open for business
“It's disappointing that our favorite cafe will close during the upcoming public holiday.”
Verb
Opposite of to lead into an area or space, usually with an impressive view or ambiance
“You will see a path that will follow the stream and at the end will be a beautiful waterfall.”
Verb
Opposite of to establish
Verb
Opposite of to set up or establish
“He will destroy his father's legacy if he runs the business into the ground.”
Verb
Opposite of to bring about or introduce
“Both parties agreed to abandon the use of restrictive covenants in their dealings with each other.”
Verb
Opposite of open or spread out from a folded position
Noun
(the open) Opposite of a place or location removed from human habitation
“Whenever he was indoors, Doug would always prefer to just sit by the fire and wag his tail.”
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