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Synonyms for recluse
ˈrɛk lus, rɪˈklusrecluse

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  1. recluseadjective


  2. recluseadjective

    (now rare) Sequestered; secluded, isolated.


  3. recluseadjective

    (now rare) Hidden, secret.


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. recluse

    shut, sequestered, retired, apart, solitary, conventual, regular, dissocial

    public, exposed, frequented, social, secular, unsequestered, convivial, companionable

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hermit, recluse, solitary, solitudinarian, troglodyteadjective

    one who lives in solitude

    caveman, troglodyte, solitary, anchorite, cave man, solitudinarian, cave dweller, hermit, solitary confinement


  2. recluse, reclusive, withdrawnadjective

    withdrawn from society; seeking solitude

    "lived an unsocial reclusive life"

    withdrawn, sequestered, cloistered, indrawn, reclusive, secluded


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. reclusenoun

    hermit, anchoret, solitary, solitaire, anchorite, EREMITE

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. recluseadjective

    solitary, eremitic

  2. reclusenoun

    solitary, eremite, anchoret, hermit

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How to use recluse in a sentence?

  1. Bob Uecker:

    He said, ‘ You need to go to the hospital. That’s a brown recluse spider bite. That’s bad, ’ he knew right away.

  2. Rick Laude:

    Let me be very clear, he and I were not friends, you will not find anyone in my neighborhood who will claim to be a friend of his. He was just a legitimate recluse.

  3. Morten Harket:

    I have always been a recluse really and to bring me out in the open like that is not easy, i think it has a lot of good things to it.

  4. Josh Hartnett:

    The story is that Im some recluse or malcontent or something, but I never felt that way...Iwas never inactive, I was just doing other things.

  5. Victoria Owen:

    All they said was, ‘Yeah, sorry to hear about that.’ They sprayed and that didn’t really help our situation, we even took three brown recluse spiders to them. We told them at that moment we wanted out.

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