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RECLUSIVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does reclusive mean? 

RECLUSIVE (adjective)
  The adjective RECLUSIVE has 2 senses:

1. withdrawn from society; seeking solitude
2. providing privacy or seclusion

  Familiarity information: RECLUSIVE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


RECLUSIVE (adjective)


Sense 1reclusive [BACK TO TOP]

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Withdrawn from society; seeking solitude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recluse; reclusive; withdrawn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)


Sense 2reclusive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Providing privacy or seclusion

Synonyms:

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

Similar:

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


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