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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Adj.1.reclusive - withdrawn from society; seeking solitude; "lived an unsocial reclusive life"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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Summary: Pyongyang [North Korea], Aug 25 (ANI): North Korean state media on Sunday claimed that the reclusive state had successfully tested a new super-large multiple rocket launcher, which was overseen by the country's leader Kim Jong-un.
class="MsoNormalHis colleagues described him as a sociable man but who had recently become reclusive, preferring to spend most of his off duty time alone.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and his South Korean counterpart Kang Kyung Wha emphasized the need to urge Pyongyang to take concrete steps toward denuclearization and agreed to maintain UN economic sanctions against the reclusive state.
Some defiant states are reclusive, largely cut off from the world.
Protesters burnt North Korean flags and pictures of the reclusive state's leader, Kim Jong Un, as around 800 people gathered for a march towards the stadium where the Olympic torch will be lit in what Seoul wants to become a symbol of peace.
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Their former neighbor, Susan Page, 68, described the mass murderer as a "reclusive weirdo" to (https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4605935/las-vegas-shooter-stephen-paddock-neighbours-reclusive-weirdo-furniture-guns/) The Sun Tuesday.
North Korea fired a ballistic missile Tuesday morning which flew over the Japanese island of Hokkaido before landing in the Pacific Ocean, prompting residents to seek shelter and calls for additional actions against the reclusive state.
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I was reclusive very quiet - I felt and Louise In the short film, which Louise says is 'a glimpse behind the mask of the people of the world', she recites a poem written about her own battle with mental health.