Recluse - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈrekluːs|  American pronunciation of the word recluse
Brit.  |rɪˈkluːs|  British pronunciation of the word recluse


- one who lives in solitude (syn: hermit, solitary, troglodyte)


- withdrawn from society; seeking solitude (syn: withdrawn)


My neighbor is a recluse—I only see him about once a year.

...he was sick of cities and crowds, so he decided to go live by himself in the woods as a recluse...

I have lived recluse in a village.

She became a recluse after her two sons were murdered.

...a wealthy recluse who lived in Cimmerian isolation in a decaying Victorian mansion...

...a recluse who mistrusts her neighbors and stays in her house all day...

She now leads the life of a recluse.

...surprisingly, the recluse was worth a cool million when he kicked off...

Word forms

singular: recluse
plural: recluses
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