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seclusive

[si-kloo-siv]
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adjective
  1. tending to seclude, especially oneself.
  2. causing or providing seclusion.

Origin of seclusive

1815–25; secluse (< Latin sēclūsus secluded; see seclusion) + -ive
Related formsse·clu·sive·ly, adverbse·clu·sive·ness, nounnon·se·clu·sive, adjectivenon·se·clu·sive·ly, adverbnon·se·clu·sive·ness, nounun·se·clu·sive, adjectiveun·se·clu·sive·ly, adverbun·se·clu·sive·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for seclusiveness

Historical Examples

  • What I can never cease to admire is the seclusiveness of these people.

    Letters to an Unknown

    Prosper Mrime

  • It was so pleasant there, that she spent much of her time in its seclusiveness.


British Dictionary definitions for seclusiveness

seclusive

adjective
  1. tending to seclude
  2. fond of seclusion
Derived Formsseclusively, adverbseclusiveness, noun
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Word Origin and History for seclusiveness

seclusive

adj.

1743, from Latin seclus-, past participle stem of secludere (see seclude) + -ive. Related: Seclusively; seclusiveness.

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