Definition of 'reclusive'
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But the switch meant he cut an increasingly reclusive figure. The Sun (2017)But he died a lonely reclusive billionaire. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This was a valuable lesson for a woman who had spent much of her life reclusive and obsessed with death. Times, Sunday Times (2016)When the group split up he was broke and unemployed again and sank back into mental illness and became increasingly reclusive. Times, Sunday Times (2014)His way of life was reclusive. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Have they inexplicably become reclusive, quiet or vocal? The Sun (2011)He lived an often reclusive life in Hillingdon in his final years. Times, Sunday Times (2008)So he retains in Europe the mystique of the reclusive star. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Song thrushes are conspicuous in treetops when they are singing in spring but after July they become reclusive birds. Times, Sunday Times (2008)If social activities go by the wayside and he becomes reclusive, it may be a sign of addiction. Times, Sunday Times (2015)An increasingly reclusive figure, he was by this stage plagued by money worries and seemingly in thrall to plastic surgery. The Sun (2009)Did you become more reclusive? Times, Sunday Times (2009)Some have become reclusive, some successful, some both. Times, Sunday Times (2008)After he retired in the 1980s, he became increasingly reclusive. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The source added: 'They live a strange and reclusive life. The Sun (2015)I used to have him over for meals and to stay the night, but he has become reclusive and is uncomfortable eating with other people. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'reclusive'
British English: reclusive ADJECTIVE
A reclusive person or animal lives alone and deliberately avoids the company of others.
She had been living a reclusive life since her marriage broke up.
Definition of reclusive from the Collins English Dictionary
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