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[ noun ] one who lives in solitude

Used in print

(R. F. Shaw, "The `Private Eye`"...)

Holmes is addicted to the use of cocaine and other refreshing stimulants ; he is prone to semi catatonic trances induced by the playing of the vioiln ; he is a recluse , an incredible egotist , a confirmed misogynist .

Related terms

loner John_the_Baptist

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[ adjective ] withdrawn from society; seeking solitude

Synonyms

withdrawn reclusive

Examples

"lived an unsocial reclusive life"

Related terms

unsocial

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