seclusive

[ si-kloo-siv ]
/ sɪˈklu sɪv /

adjective

tending to seclude, especially oneself.
causing or providing seclusion.

Nearby words

  1. seckel,
  2. seckel syndrome,
  3. seclude,
  4. secluded,
  5. seclusion,
  6. seclusively,
  7. secobarbital,
  8. seconal,
  9. second,
  10. second advent

Origin of seclusive

1815–25; secluse (< Latin sēclūsus secluded; see seclusion) + -ive

Related forms
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Examples from the Web for seclusive

  • "Strong regressive and seclusive tendencies," Bassett explained, solemnly.

    This Crowded Earth|Robert Bloch
  • German thought has run in the seclusive channel of the academic library to the lack and loss of civic consciousness.

  • While waiting for autumn to restore to his forehead its superb palmated adornments, he was haughty and seclusive.

    The Kindred of the Wild|Charles G. D. Roberts


British Dictionary definitions for seclusive

seclusive

/ (sɪˈkluːsɪv) /

adjective

tending to seclude
fond of seclusion
Derived Formsseclusively, adverbseclusiveness, noun

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Word Origin and History for seclusive

seclusive

adj.

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

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