Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio » Dictionary » R » Reckoner ... Reconvict


Pronunciation (US): 

 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 withdrawn from society; seeking solitude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]


Withdrawn from society; seeking solitude


recluse; reclusive; withdrawn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)

Sense 2reclusive [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)

 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"Chance favors the prepared mind." (English proverb)

"When the poor man is burried, the large bell of the parish is silent" (Breton proverb)

"Journey and you will find replacement to the ones left behind." (Arabic proverb)

"Think before acting and whilst acting still think." (Dutch proverb)

Page delivered in 0.0668 seconds