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recluse

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adjective re·cluse \ˈre-ˌklüs, ri-ˈklüs, ˈre-ˌklüz\

Definition of recluse

  1. :  marked by withdrawal from society :  solitary

re·clu·sive play \ri-ˈklü-siv, -ziv\ adjective
re·clu·sive·ly adverb
re·clu·sive·ness noun


Origin of recluse

Middle English, from Anglo-French reclus, literally, shut away, from Late Latin reclusus, past participle of recludere to shut up, from Latin re- + claudere to close — more at close


First Known Use: 13th century


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recluse

noun re·cluse

Simple Definition of recluse

  • : a person who lives alone and avoids other people

Full Definition of recluse

  1. :  a person who leads a secluded or solitary life

Examples of recluse

  1. My neighbor is a recluse—I only see him about once a year.

  2. <he was sick of cities and crowds, so he decided to go live by himself in the woods as a recluse>



13th Century

First Known Use of recluse

13th century



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