American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, fond of, or seeking seclusion.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Disposed to shut out; inclined to dwell apart; retiring, or affecting retirement, privacy, or solitude; exclusive.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Tending to seclude; keeping in seclusion; secluding; sequestering.
“I would doubt that, because it's a much more seclusive country than Iran.”
“It's kept behind "especially high walls" for privacy and seclusive separation from other operations based there.”
“What does the invasive and seclusive life of these children have to do with the Easter Bunny?”
“These patients are seclusive and avoid social contact, and they are indifferent to hospital staff, visitors, relatives, and their physical environs.”
“Oh, do you think so, you seclusive wretch," the headman said, as other villagers closed in around them, each looking more surly than the others.”
“Strong regressive and seclusive tendencies," Bassett explained, solemnly.”
“Grant had come to Oakdale late the previous autumn, and was living with his aunt, an odd, seclusive spinster, by the name of Priscilla Kent.”
“Owing partly to the radical hatred of Europeans, partly to the suspicious and seclusive nature of the Moor, the presence of foreigners in the sacred Slave Market was tabooed.”
“He is very seclusive, keeping himself aloof from the other patients, as he considers himself very much their superior.”
“During his sojourn in the Government Hospital for the Insane, he was always very suspicious and seclusive, keeping to his room practically all the time and aloof from the other patients in the ward.”
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