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SECLUSION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does seclusion mean? 

SECLUSION (noun)
  The noun SECLUSION has 2 senses:

1. the quality of being secluded from the presence or view of others
2. the act of secluding yourself from others

  Familiarity information: SECLUSION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SECLUSION (noun)


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Meaning:

The quality of being secluded from the presence or view of others

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

privacy; seclusion; privateness

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

reclusiveness (a disposition to prefer seclusion or isolation)


Sense 2seclusion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of secluding yourself from others

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

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

separation (the social act of separating or parting company)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "seclusion"):

cocooning (retreating to the seclusion of your home (as for privacy or escape))


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