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RECLUSE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does recluse mean? 

RECLUSE (noun)
  The noun RECLUSE has 1 sense:

1. one who lives in solitude

  Familiarity information: RECLUSE used as a noun is very rare.


RECLUSE (adjective)
  The adjective RECLUSE has 1 sense:

1. withdrawn from society; seeking solitude

  Familiarity information: RECLUSE used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


RECLUSE (noun)


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Meaning:

One who lives in solitude

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

recluse; solitudinarian; troglodyte; hermit; solitary

Hypernyms ("recluse" is a kind of...):

lone hand; lone wolf; loner (a person who avoids the company or assistance of others)

Instance hyponyms:

John the Baptist; St. John the Baptist ((New Testament) a preacher and hermit and forerunner of Jesus (whom he baptized); was beheaded by Herod at the request of Salome)


RECLUSE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Withdrawn from society; seeking solitude

Synonyms:

recluse; reclusive; withdrawn

Context example:

lived an unsocial reclusive life

Similar:

unsocial (not seeking or given to association; being or living without companions)


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