[ si-kloo-siv ]
/ sɪˈklu sɪv /


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


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Origin of seclusive

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

OTHER WORDS FROM seclusive Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences 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

/ (sɪˈkluːsɪv) /


tending to seclude
fond of seclusion

Derived forms of seclusive

seclusively, adverbseclusiveness, noun
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