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1. recluse

noun. ['rɪˈkluːs'] one who lives in solitude.

Synonyms

  • hermit
  • troglodyte
  • solitary
  • lone hand
  • lone wolf
  • solitudinarian

Antonyms

  • inhabited
  • sociable
  • unreserved
  • public

Etymology

  • reclus (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Recluse

  • reintroduce
  • overproduce
  • reproduce
  • introduce
  • disabuse
  • profuse
  • excuse
  • chartreuse
  • abstruse
  • vanhoose
  • produce
  • misuse
  • disuse
  • diffuse
  • spruce
  • seduce
  • reuse
  • reduce
  • obtuse
  • lajous
  • labouisse
  • induce
  • deduce
  • damoose
  • caboose
  • asmus
  • abuse
  • tyus
  • truce
  • sluice

Example sentences of the word recluse


1. Noun, singular or mass
The brown recluse has a violin shape on its back that wolf spiders do not have.

Quotes containing the word recluse


1. I'm happy to be a writer - of prose, poetry, every kind of writing. Every person in the world who isn't a recluse, hermit or mute uses words. I know of no other art form that we always use.
- Maya Angelou

2. The writer is either a practicing recluse or a delinquent, guilt-ridden one--or both. Usually both.
- Susan Sontag

2. recluse

adjective. ['rɪˈkluːs'] withdrawn from society; seeking solitude.

Synonyms

  • withdrawn
  • reclusive

Antonyms

  • cenobite
  • multiple
  • accompanied

Etymology

  • reclus (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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