hermitical


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her·mit

 (hûr′mĭt)
n.
1. A person who has withdrawn from society and lives a solitary existence; a recluse.
2. A cookie made with molasses, raisins, and nuts.

[Middle English heremite, from Old French, from Medieval Latin herēmīta, from Late Latin erēmīta, from Greek erēmītēs, from erēmiā, desert, from erēmos, solitary.]

her·mit′ic, her·mit′i·cal adj.
her·mit′i·cal·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hermitical - characterized by ascetic solitudehermitical - characterized by ascetic solitude; "the eremitic element in the life of a religious colony"; "his hermitic existence"
unworldly - not concerned with the temporal world or swayed by mundane considerations; "was unworldly and did not greatly miss worldly rewards"- Sheldon Cheney
References in classic literature ?
The same Hermitical state of mind led to her renunciation of made dishes and wines at dinner, until fairly commanded by Mr.
In spite of their hermitical, rough-hewn appearance, a table and two benches (by Dutch designer Ineke Hans), were fashioned from recycled plastics.