Synonyms of 'ivory-towered'
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If you have a cloistered way of life, you live quietly and are not involved in the normal busy life of the world around you.
She was stifled by the cloistered life imposed on women at that time.
If you describe someone as remote, you mean that they behave as if they do not want to be friendly or closely involved with other people.
She looked so remote.
Thesaurus for ivory-towered from the Collins English Thesaurus