Definition of reclusive in English:


Syllabification: re·clu·sive
Pronunciation: /riˈklo͞osiv, -ziv




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  • He has at times lived reclusively on a remote private island in Fiji with a small core group of followers.
  • Although they dwell reclusively within the cave system, the large reptiles were certainly no secret.
  • Living reclusively in a rented cottage in nearby Nunnington, they have both withdrawn from community life.


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  • In recent years, her own indifferent health and her dedicated nursing of her husband Jack, who died recently, encouraged Astley's natural reclusiveness.
  • Whatever the nature of their reclusiveness, all of them have learnt to maintain a tightrope balance between the world, the self and their art.
  • Her reclusiveness is perhaps best illustrated, if not explained, by her once stating that she most wanted to resemble those writers who, like J. D. Salinger, are known solely by their work, not their personal lives.

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