reclusive
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ɹɪˈkluːsɪv/
Adjective

reclusive

  1. Of, characterized by, or preferring privacy and isolation; secluded.
    • 1598–1599 (first performance), William Shakespeare, “Much Adoe about Nothing”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, (please specify the act number in uppercase Roman numerals):
      And if it sort not well, you may conceal her,
      As best befits her wounded reputation,
      In some reclusive and religious life,
      Out of all eyes, tongues, minds and injuries.
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