seclusive

[si-kloo-siv]

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

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British Dictionary definitions for seclusiveness

seclusive

adjective

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

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Word Origin and History for seclusiveness

seclusive

adj.

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

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