reclusive

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adjective re·clu·sive \ ri-ˈklü-siv , -ziv \

Definition of reclusive

1 :seeking solitude :retiring from society
  • a reclusive neighbor
  • While Stephen King is far from reclusive, he doesn't spend much time promoting his horror-filled novels.
  • —Sarah Lyall
2 :marked by seclusion or retirement :solitary
  • … sit under the reclusive calm of the acacia tree.
  • —H. E. Bates

reclusively

adverb

reclusiveness

noun

First Known Use of reclusive

1600


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