recluse meaning, recluse definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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  ( recluses    plural  ) A recluse is a person who lives alone and deliberately avoids other people.      n-count   usu sing  
His widow became a virtual recluse for the remainder of her life.     
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anchoress, anchorite, ascetic, eremite, hermit, monk, solitary  

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