Definition of reclusive
- a reclusive neighbor
- While Stephen King is far from reclusive, he doesn't spend much time promoting his horror-filled novels.
- —Sarah Lyall
- … sit under the reclusive calm of the acacia tree.
- —H. E. Bates
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to lessen the seriousness or strength of
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