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

re·clu′sive·ly adv.
re·clu′sive·ness n.
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the state or quality of being reclusive
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reclusiveness - a disposition to prefer seclusion or isolation
aloneness, lonesomeness, solitariness, loneliness - a disposition toward being alone
privacy, seclusion, privateness - the quality of being secluded from the presence or view of others
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