cloistered

[ kloi-sterd ]
/ ˈklɔɪ stərd /

adjective

secluded from the world; sheltered: a cloistered life.
having a cloister or cloisters.

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Origin of cloistered

First recorded in 1575–85; cloister + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM cloistered

non·clois·tered, adjectiveun·clois·tered, adjectivewell-cloistered, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cloistered

cloistered
/ (ˈklɔɪstəd) /

adjective

secluded or shut up from the world
living in a monastery or nunnery
(of a building, courtyard, etc) having or provided with a cloister
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