Definition of seclusion in English:


Syllabification: se·clu·sion
Pronunciation: /siˈklo͞oZHən


  • 1The state of being private and away from other people: they enjoyed ten days of peace and seclusion
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    • After a day in seclusion, relatives of executed American hostage Paul Johnson Jr. released a statement.
    • Without security, regardless of their legitimate rights, women will be fearful and will choose to remain in seclusion.
    • At the same time, authorities couldn't hold such a prominent figure in seclusion for interrogation indefinitely.
    isolation, solitude, retreat, privacy, retirement, withdrawal, concealment, hiding, secrecy
  • 1.1 archaic A sheltered or private place.



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  • The monk tried six times to travel to Japan to spread Buddhism to that seclusive country.
  • They're much more seclusive, having been able to avoid us thus far.
  • Her career as a factory laborer lasted about 40 years, and neighbors testified she lived a ‘seclusive’ live, reading, going to church, and enjoying the company of her sisters.


early 17th century: from medieval Latin seclusio(n-), from secludere 'shut off' (see seclude).

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