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recluse

rec·luse

recluse

 
 
pronunciation:
re klus [or] rih klus
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition: a person who lives in voluntary isolation from others.
The billionaire Howard Hughes spent the last years of his life as an ailing and eccentric recluse.
 
synonyms:
hermit, loner, solitary
similar words:
anchorite, ascetic, eremite, lone wolf, monastic, monk, nun, stylite, troglodyte
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: separate from society; in seclusion.
synonyms:
cloistered, secluded, sequestered
similar words:
alone, antisocial, isolated, lonely, monastic, separate, solitary
derivation: reclusive (adj.)
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The word recluse contains the following part: