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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.


the state or quality of being reclusive
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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Its reclusiveness and nighttime habits surround this animal with mystery.
Apparently, he did not believe I met President Qaddafi, considering his tight security and reclusiveness.
While the father is disturbed at his son's increasing reclusiveness and piety, he also sees him growing more organized and clean than he was before discovering interest in his Islamic identity.
In its new policy for fiscal year 1979, MITI also cited "removal of hindrance to import expansion of manufactured goods" as one challenge, and acknowledged the need for improvements in various inspection procedures, in the reclusiveness and affiliation of Japanese industries, and in the non-modern nature of distribution.
Though it is one of the smallest territory-wise, it has grown into a commercial hub and a preferred residential spot for people who love reclusiveness.
144) On one hand, this reclusiveness may seem troubling; they are the gatekeepers to extremely public cultural legacies; on the other hand, they did not themselves seek a career as a celebrity and may wish to maintain a quiet existence now that their loved one has passed.
Radiology residents scored low in psychoticism, suggesting that the cohort might have a tendency for reclusiveness, quietness, and unassertiveness.
Strangelove, A Clockwork Orange, Full Metal Jacket and The Shining--about his meticulous attention to detail, his obsession with technology, his unhurried approach to making movies, his perfectionism, his reclusiveness, his eccentricity--but little is truly known about the man himself.
Salinger, who turned reclusiveness into an industry.
I'm so anxious," he said of his reclusiveness, sounding as if he genuinely does not realize that he isn't the first 20-year-old to wear his social anxiety as a cloak of cool-kid outsiderness.
On the other hand, if the undergraduate performs over-frequent network communication, they will ignore construction of real interpersonal relationship, which will lead to reclusiveness and repression, and some even show anxiety, force, melancholy, low spirit, interest loss, energy shortage and decreasing self-assessment ability, and interpersonal communication ability will be weakened, making real interpersonal communication difficult.
The 'menial-ity' associated with their very existence has forced them into a life of reclusiveness where any association with other castes has been considered taboo.