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reclusiveness

Definition:

a disposition to prefer seclusion or isolation

Class:

attribute noun (attributes of people and objects)

Related to:

reclusive

Plural:

reclusivenesses

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

privacy

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Recluse

a person who lives in voluntary seclusion from the public and society. The word is from the Latin recludere, which means "shut up" or "sequester." Historically, the word referred to a hermit's total isolation from the world. Examples are Symeon of... (41 of 304 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Recluse

Collins Dictionary:

reclusiveness

the state or quality of being reclusive (7 of 227 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/reclusiveness

Merriam-Webster:

recluse [entry 1, adjective] | solitary [synonym] | solitudinarian [recluse] | reclusive [adjective, related] | reclusively [adverb, related] | reclusiveness [noun, related]

marked by withdrawal from society; "solitary" (6 of 57 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/recluse

Oxford Dictionary:

reclusive | solitary [synonym] | reclusively [derived] | reclusiveness [derived]

avoiding the company of other people; solitary (7 of 39 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/reclusive

Wiktionary:

reclusiveness | isolation [synonym] | publicity-shyness [synonym]

The state or characteristic of being reclusive. (7 of 31 words, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/reclusiveness

American Heritage Dictionary:

reclusive | reclusively [adverb, related] | reclusiveness [noun, related]

Seeking or preferring seclusion or isolation. | Providing seclusion (8 of 18 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/reclusive

Macmillan British Dictionary:

lonely | lonelier [comparative] | loneliest [superlative] | loneliness [noun, uncountable, related]

unhappy because you are alone or because you have no friends ; done or happening while you are alone and feeling lonely | a lonesome place is far from ... (28 of 87 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/lonely

New World Dictionary:

lonesome | lonesomely [adverb, related] | lonesomeness [noun, related]

having or causing a lonely feeling | unfrequented; desolate | [informal] self (10 of 18 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/lonesome

Cambridge Dictionary:

loneliness

the state of being lonely (5 of 10 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/loneliness

Encarta Dictionary:

lonesome | lonesomely [adverb, derived] | lonesomeness [noun, derived]

feeling sad, or causing a feeling of sadness, because of being alone | isolated from human habitation | having no one or nothing else around (23 of 43 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861699443​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio reference

the Free Dictionary:

reclusiveness

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "reclusiveness"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "reclusiveness"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/reclusiveness

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