recluse ( 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.
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary
anchoress, anchorite, ascetic, eremite, hermit, monk, solitary
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