Definition of seclusion in English:


Syllabification: se·clu·sion
Pronunciation: /səˈklo͞oZHən


1The state of being private and away from other people: they enjoyed ten days of peace and seclusion
More example sentences
  • 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.


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



More example sentences
  • 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.

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