Hermit - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈhɜːrmɪt|  American pronunciation of the word hermit
Brit.  |ˈhəːmɪt|  British pronunciation of the word hermit


- one retired from society for religious reasons (syn: anchorite)
- one who lives in solitude (syn: recluse, solitary, troglodyte)


...St. Jerome is said to have spent two years as a hermit in the desert, searching for inner peace....

a hermit chooses to live solitarily

Word forms

singular: hermit
plural: hermits
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