reclusive

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

Definition of reclusive

  1. 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. 2 :  marked by seclusion or retirement :  solitary … sit under the reclusive calm of the acacia tree. — H. E. Bates

reclusively

adverb

reclusiveness

noun

1600

First Known Use of reclusive

1600


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