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Recluse vs. Hermit

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Recluseadjective

(now rare) Sequestered; secluded, isolated.

‘a recluse monk or hermit’;

Hermitnoun

A religious recluse; someone who lives alone for religious reasons; an eremite.

Recluseadjective

(now rare) Hidden, secret.

Hermitnoun

A recluse; someone who lives alone and shuns human companionship.

Reclusenoun

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

Hermitnoun

A spiced cookie made with molasses, raisins, and nuts.

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Reclusenoun

(obsolete) The place where a recluse dwells; a place of isolation or seclusion.

Hermitnoun

A hermit crab.

Reclusenoun

(US) A brown recluse spider.

Hermitnoun

A bird in the subfamily Phaethornithinae.

Recluseverb

(obsolete) To shut; to seclude.

Hermitnoun

A person who retires from society and lives in solitude; a recluse; an anchoret; especially, one who so lives from religious motives.

‘He had been Duke of Savoy, and after a very glorious reign, took on him the habit of a hermit, and retired into this solitary spot.’;

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Recluseadjective

Shut up, sequestered; retired from the world or from public notice; solitary; living apart; as, a recluse monk or hermit; a recluse life

‘In meditation deep, recluseFrom human converse.’;

Hermitnoun

A beadsman; one bound to pray for another.

Reclusenoun

A person who lives in seclusion from intercourse with the world, as a hermit or monk; specifically, one of a class of secluded devotees who live in single cells, usually attached to monasteries.

Hermitnoun

A spiced molasses cookie, often containing chopped raisins and nuts.

Reclusenoun

The place where a recluse dwells.

Hermitnoun

one retired from society for religious reasons

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Recluseverb

To shut up; to seclude.

Hermitnoun

one who lives in solitude

Reclusenoun

one who lives in solitude

Hermitnoun

a person living in solitude as a religious discipline.

Recluseadjective

withdrawn from society; seeking solitude;

‘lived an unsocial reclusive life’;

Hermitnoun

a reclusive or solitary person.

Reclusenoun

a person who lives a solitary life and tends to avoid other people

‘she has turned into a virtual recluse’; ‘he's a bit of a recluse’;

Hermitnoun

a hummingbird found in the shady lower layers of tropical forests, foraging along a regular route.

Recluseadjective

favouring a solitary life.

Hermit

A hermit, or eremite (adjectival form: hermitic or eremitic), is a person who lives in seclusion. Hermits are a part of several sections of various religions and this concept has garnered significant attention and importance.

Recluse

A recluse is a person who lives in voluntary seclusion from the public and society. The word is from the Latin recludere, which means or .

‘shut up’; ‘sequester’;

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