Share this entry

Share this page

solitudinarian

Line breaks: soli|tu¦din|ar¦ian
Pronunciation: /ˌsɒlɪtjuːdɪˈnɛːrɪən
 
/

Definition of solitudinarian in English:

noun

rare
A person who lives a solitary life; a recluse.
Example sentences
  • It seemed to be more suited to those the world prefers to ignore: recluses, solitudinarians withdrawn from worldliness and public notice, supernatural beings and the mad.
  • There are breakfast-rooms and supper-rooms, little nooks where the solitudinarian may steal away for an hour of communion with his favorite novelist or poet.
  • A noted traveler, he continued to be, an adventurer, but always a solitudinarian.

Definition of solitudinarian in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day cumbersome
Pronunciation: ˈkʌmbəs(ə)m
adjective
large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…