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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cloistered mean? 

CLOISTERED (adjective)
  The adjective CLOISTERED has 2 senses:

1. of communal life sequestered from the world under religious vows
2. providing privacy or seclusion

  Familiarity information: CLOISTERED used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

CLOISTERED (adjective)

Sense 1cloistered [BACK TO TOP]


Of communal life sequestered from the world under religious vows


cloistered; cloistral; conventual; monastic; monastical


unworldly (not concerned with the temporal world or swayed by mundane considerations)

Sense 2cloistered [BACK TO TOP]


Providing privacy or seclusion


sequestered; cloistered; reclusive; secluded

Context examples:

the cloistered academic world of books / sat close together in the sequestered pergola / sitting under the reclusive calm of a shade tree / a secluded romantic spot


private (confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy)

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