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se·clu·sion

 (sĭ-klo͞o′zhən)
n.
1.
a. The act of secluding: The judge ordered the seclusion of the jury.
b. The state of being secluded: the seclusion of the desert.
2. Archaic A secluded place or abode.

[Medieval Latin sēclūsiō, sēclūsiōn-, from Latin sēclūsus, past participle of sēclūdere, to seclude; see seclude.]

se·clu′sive (-sĭv, -zĭv) adj.
se·clu′sive·ly adv.

seclusion

(sɪˈkluːʒən)
n
1. the act of secluding or the state of being secluded
2. a secluded place
[C17: from Medieval Latin sēclūsiō; see seclude]

se•clu•sion

(sɪˈklu ʒən)

n.
1. an act of secluding.
2. the state of being secluded; solitude.
3. a secluded place.
[1615–25; < Medieval Latin sēclūsiō]
se•clu′sive, adj.
se•clu′sive•ly, adv.
se•clu′sive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.seclusion - the quality of being secluded from the presence or view of othersseclusion - the quality of being secluded from the presence or view of others
reclusiveness - a disposition to prefer seclusion or isolation
2.seclusion - the act of secluding yourself from others
separation - the social act of separating or parting company; "the separation of church and state"
cocooning - retreating to the seclusion of your home (as for privacy or escape)

seclusion

noun privacy, isolation, solitude, hiding, retirement, shelter, retreat, remoteness, ivory tower, concealment, purdah They love the seclusion of their garden.

seclusion

noun
The act of secluding or the state of being secluded:
Translations
عُزْلَه، إنْعِزال
izolacesoukromí
tilbagetrukkethed
elvonultság
einangrun; einvera

seclusion

[sɪˈkluːʒən] Naislamiento m
to live in seclusionvivir aislado

seclusion

[sɪˈkluːʒən] nsolitude f
in seclusion → placé(e) à l'isolement
in seclusion from the world → à l'écart du monde

seclusion

n (= act of secluding)Absondern nt, → Absonderung f; (= being secluded)Abgeschlossenheit f, → Abgeschiedenheit f; (of house, spot)Abgelegenheit f; in seclusion from the worldin Weltabgeschiedenheit

seclusion

[sɪˈkluːʒn] nisolamento
to live in seclusion → fare vita ritirata

secluded

(siˈkluːdid) adjective
not able to be seen, talked to etc by other people; far away from other people etc. a secluded cottage.
seˈclusion (-ʒən) noun
the state of being secluded; privacy. She wept in the seclusion of her own room.
References in classic literature ?
Some commanders in their periods of seclusion are constantly grumpy, and seem to resent the mere sound of your voice as an injury and an insult.
He came out of his seclusion, renewed relations with his friends, became once more their familiar guest and entertainer; and whilst he had always been known for charities, he was now no less distinguished for religion.
And inaudible, too, by mortal ear, but heard with all-comprehending love and pity in the farthest heaven, that almost agony of prayer --now whispered, now a groan, now a struggling silence--wherewith she besought the Divine assistance through the day Evidently, this is to be a day of more than ordinary trial to Miss Hepzibah, who, for above a quarter of a century gone by, has dwelt in strict seclusion, taking no part in the business of life, and just as little in its intercourse and pleasures.
When his dominions were half depopulated, he summoned to his presence a thousand hale and light-hearted friends from among the knights and dames of his court, and with these retired to the deep seclusion of one of his castellated abbeys.
I thought," he said, "that you came here simply to remain in seclusion for a time.
 acquired in a former state of seclusion, but naturalists of the
From the safer seclusion of a clump of cedars he looked back.
He felt at the moment like a tight-rope artist might feel if suddenly, in the middle of the performance, the manager of the Music Hall were to rush out of the proper managerial seclusion and begin to shake the rope.
Every time I ascended to the deck from my watches below, I instantly gazed aft to mark if any strange face were visible; for my first vague disquietude touching the unknown captain, now in the seclusion of the sea, became almost a perturbation.
During the first weeks of his stay in Petersburg Prince Andrew felt the whole trend of thought he had formed during his life of seclusion quite overshadowed by the trifling cares that engrossed him in that city.
Watching the two young people with keen powers of observation, necessarily concentrated on them by the complete seclusion of her life, the invalid lady discovered signs of roused sensibility in Miss Haldane, when Arthur was present, which had never yet shown themselves in her social relations with other admirers eager to pay their addresses to her.
THERE is something repellent to me, even at this distance of time, in looking back at the dreary days, of seclusion which followed each other monotonously in my Highland home.