adjective re·cluse [ri-kloos, rek-loos] /rɪˈklus, ˈrɛk lus/. Also re·clu·sive.
Origin of recluse
Examples from the Web for reclusive
It opens with Hannah and her reclusive boyfriend Adam having sex, in a scene so disturbing that it felt close to abuse.
The reclusive communist state confirmed his execution on Thursday.The Women Behind the Throne in North Korea's 'Empire of Horror'|The Telegraph|December 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Talking with Coneys and Halsted dramatically revised my view of Lennon as a reclusive and contrary man.
In fact, Salinger spent his last, reclusive decades in his Cornish, N.H. living room, screening Lost Horizon and other classics.
Word Origin for recluse
c.1200, "person shut up from the world for purposes of religious meditation," from Old French reclus (fem. recluse) "hermit, recluse," also "confinement, prison; convent, monastery," noun use of reclus (adj.) "shut up," from Late Latin reclusus, past participle of recludere "to shut up, enclose" (but in classical Latin "to throw open"), from Latin re-, intensive prefix, + claudere "to shut" (see close (v.)).