tending to seclude, especially oneself.
causing or providing seclusion.
Origin of seclusive
1815–25; secluseRelated 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
(< Latin sēclūsus
secluded; see seclusion
) + -ive
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Related Words for seclusivelonely
Examples from the Web for seclusive
Historical Examples of seclusive
While waiting for autumn to restore to his forehead its superb palmated adornments, he was haughty and seclusive.
"Strong regressive and seclusive tendencies," Bassett explained, solemnly.
German thought has run in the seclusive channel of the academic library to the lack and loss of civic consciousness.
British Dictionary definitions for seclusive
Derived Formsseclusively, adverbseclusiveness, noun
tending to seclude
fond of seclusion
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Word Origin and History for seclusive
1743, from Latin seclus-, past participle stem of secludere (see seclude) + -ive. Related: Seclusively; seclusiveness.
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