Recluses are people who live by themselves, without any contact with other people. They might live in a remote area, or they might live in a small town that is not very welcoming to outsiders.

  • The reclusive author lives in a secluded part of the country.

  • The reclusive painter has never shown her work to anyone else.

Definition of recluses


A person who lives in self-imposed isolation or seclusion from the world, especially for religious purposes; a hermit


anchorite, eremite, hermit


The place where a recluse dwells; a place of isolation or seclusion


A brown recluse spider

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Example Sentences for recluses

  • 1

    Acting is hardly a profession for the reclusive.

  • 2

    Ricard is reclusive and famously mercurial.

  • 3

    He is described in the book as a recluse.

  • 4

    The pygmy hippo is reclusive and nocturnal.

  • 5

    This is a fabricated autobiography of the reclusive billionaire.

  • 6

    Boo Radley is described in the article as a recluse.

  • 7

    Leopards are the most reclusive of the Big Cats.

  • 8

    The Premiership was a reclusive office prior to 1832.

  • 9

    The life of a recluse sounds appealing sometimes.

  • 10

    This prompts her to try and save the recluse.