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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 A person who has withdrawn from society and lives a solitary existence; a recluse.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.
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|Adj.||1.||hermitical - 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