Definitions

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  • noun The state or characteristic of being reclusive.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a disposition to prefer seclusion or isolation

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Examples

  • - reclusiveness is called hibernation and is normal

    JAMES FRANCO IS STONED OR SOMETHING

  • Greta Garbo for the New Republic: "Her so-called reclusiveness was really her assertion of dignity in the face of the studio's bottom-line depredations and celebrity's leveling blandishments."

    GreenCine Daily

  • Greta Garbo for the New Republic: "Her so-called reclusiveness was really her assertion of dignity in the face of the studio's bottom-line depredations and celebrity's leveling blandishments."

    GreenCine Daily

  • Greta Garbo for the New Republic: "Her so-called reclusiveness was really her assertion of dignity in the face of the studio's bottom-line depredations and celebrity's leveling blandishments."

    GreenCine Daily

  • Cabinet-formation issues aside, I really can't understand the media's obsession with Harper's "reclusiveness".

    Archive 2006-02-01

  • Cabinet-formation issues aside, I really can't understand the media's obsession with Harper's "reclusiveness".

    The Practical PM

  • You say: I think that a significant part of what is variously called my shyness, my reclusiveness, my social ineptitude, my eccentricity, even my Asperger's syndrome, is a consequence and a mild misinterpretation of my difficulty recognizing faces.

    Oliver Sacks: A Neurologist Examines 'The Mind's Eye'

  • You say: I think that a significant part of what is variously called my shyness, my reclusiveness, my social ineptitude, my eccentricity, even my Asperger's syndrome, is a consequence and a mild misinterpretation of my difficulty recognizing faces.

    Oliver Sacks: A Neurologist Examines 'The Mind's Eye'

  • You say: I think that a significant part of what is variously called my shyness, my reclusiveness, my social ineptitude, my eccentricity, even my Asperger's syndrome, is a consequence and a mild misinterpretation of my difficulty recognizing faces.

    Oliver Sacks: A Neurologist Examines 'The Mind's Eye'

  • Although her daughter tried to argue her out of her reclusiveness and begged her to refrain from her night wanderings, Matilda experienced herself as alive and vital in her solitude and confusion.

    The Black Hole

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