reclusive
adjective see recluse I

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  • Reclusive — Re*clu sive (r[ e]*kl[=u] s[i^]v), a. 1. Affording retirement from society. Some reclusive and religious life. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Disposed to avoid the company of other people; living like a recluse[1]; not sociable; of people. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reclusive — index solitary Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • reclusive — 1590s, from RECLUSE (Cf. recluse) + IVE (Cf. ive). Recluse formerly served also as an adjective in English …   Etymology dictionary

  • reclusive — [[t]rɪklu͟ːsɪv[/t]] ADJ GRADED A reclusive person or animal lives alone and deliberately avoids the company of others. A reclusive millionaire left his luxury home to the housekeeper he had hardly spoken to for 21 years... She had become… …   English dictionary

  • reclusive — adjective 1. providing privacy or seclusion the cloistered academic world of books sat close together in the sequestered pergola sitting under the reclusive calm of a shade tree a secluded romantic spot • Syn: ↑cloistered, ↑secluded, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • reclusive — re·clu·sive (rĭ klo͞oʹsĭv, zĭv) adj. 1. Seeking or preferring seclusion or isolation. 2. Providing seclusion: a reclusive hut.   re·cluʹsive·ly adv. re·cluʹsive·ness n. * * * …   Universalium

  • reclusive — recluse [n] person who does not want social contact anchorite, ascetic, cenobite, eremite, hermit, monk, nun, solitaire, solitary, troglodyte; concept 423 Ant. extrovert recluse / reclusive [adj] hermitlike, unsociable antisocial, ascetic,… …   New thesaurus

  • reclusive — recluse ► NOUN ▪ a person who avoids others and lives a solitary life. DERIVATIVES reclusion noun reclusive adjective. ORIGIN from Old French reclus shut up , from Latin recludere enclose …   English terms dictionary

  • reclusive — adjective /ɹəˈklʊusɪv/ Of, characterized by, or preferring privacy and isolation; secluded. And if it sort not well, you may conceal her, Syn: hermit, like, withdrawn See Also: recluse …   Wiktionary

  • reclusive — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. solitary, secluded, isolated, lone, hermitic, cloistered, unsocial, withdrawn, misanthropic. ANT.: social, gregarious, outgoing, friendly …   English dictionary for students

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