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seclusive

[ si-kloo-siv ]

adjective

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


seclusive

/ sɪˈkluːsɪv /

adjective

  1. tending to seclude
  2. fond of seclusion


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Derived Forms

  • seˈclusiveness, noun
  • seˈclusively, adverb
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Other Words From

  • se·clusive·ly adverb
  • se·clusive·ness noun
  • nonse·clusive adjective
  • nonse·clusive·ly adverb
  • nonse·clusive·ness noun
  • unse·clusive adjective
  • unse·clusive·ly adverb
  • unse·clusive·ness noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of seclusive1

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

German thought has run in the seclusive channel of the academic library to the lack and loss of civic consciousness.

He is very seclusive, keeping himself aloof from the other patients, as he considers himself very much their superior.

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

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

He knew Mason to be somewhat seclusive in his life, but he also knew the high place he held in the eyes of several women.

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