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re·clu·sive

 (rĭ-klo͞o′sĭv, -zĭv)
adj.
1. Seeking or preferring seclusion or isolation.
2. Providing seclusion: a reclusive hut.

re·clu′sive·ly adv.
re·clu′sive·ness n.

re•clu•sive

(rɪˈklu sɪv, -zɪv)
adj.
1. shut off from the world; living in seclusion.
2. characterized by seclusion; solitary.
[1595–1605]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.reclusive - withdrawn from society; seeking solitude; "lived an unsocial reclusive life"
unsocial - not seeking or given to association; being or living without companions; "the unsocial disposition to neglect one's neighbors"
2.reclusive - providing privacy or seclusion; "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; "a private place"; "private discussions"; "private lessons"; "a private club"; "a private secretary"; "private property"; "the former President is now a private citizen"; "public figures struggle to maintain a private life"

reclusive

Translations

reclusive

[rɪˈkluːzɪv] ADJdado a recluirse, solitario

reclusive

[rɪˈkluːsɪv] adj [person] → solitaire; [life] → de reclus(e)

reclusive

[riːˈkluːsɪv] adj (frm) → recluso/a
to become reclusive → fare vita da recluso/a, far vita appartata
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