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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 withdrawn from society; seeking solitude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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One who lives in solitude

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people


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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Withdrawn from society; seeking solitude


recluse; reclusive; withdrawn

Context example:

lived an unsocial reclusive life


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

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