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seclusion

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noun se·clu·sion \si-ˈklü-zhən\

Simple Definition of seclusion

  • : the act of placing or keeping someone away from other people : the act of secluding someone

  • : the state of being away from other people : a secluded state or condition

Full Definition of seclusion

  1. 1 :  the act of secluding :  the condition of being secluded

  2. 2 :  a secluded or isolated place

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

Examples of seclusion

  1. the seclusion of women that occurs in some countries

  2. I enjoyed the seclusion of the island.



Origin of seclusion

Medieval Latin seclusion-, seclusio, from Latin secludere


First Known Use: circa 1616

Synonym Discussion of seclusion

solitude, isolation, seclusion mean the state of one who is alone. solitude may imply a condition of being apart from all human beings or of being cut off by wish or circumstances from one's usual associates <a few quiet hours of solitude>. isolation stresses detachment from others often involuntarily <the isolation of the village in winter>. seclusion suggests a shutting away or keeping apart from others often connoting deliberate withdrawal from the world or retirement to a quiet life <lived in pastoral seclusion>.



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