cloistered

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adjective clois·tered \ ˈklȯi-stərd \

Definition of cloistered

1 :being or living in or as if in a cloister
  • cloistered nuns
2 :providing shelter from contact with the outside world
  • the cloistered atmosphere of a small college
  • the cloistered life of the monastery

Examples of cloistered in a Sentence

  1. She leads a private, cloistered life in the country.

  2. He spent most of his adult life cloistered in universities.

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First Known Use of cloistered

1581

cloistered Synonyms


CLOISTERED Defined for English Language Learners

cloistered

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Definition of cloistered for English Language Learners

  • : separated from the rest of the world : protected from the problems and concerns of everyday life



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