1.withdrawn from society; seeking solitude"lived an unsocial reclusive life"
1.one who lives in solitude
RecluseRe*cluse" (r�*klūs"), a. [F. reclus, L. reclusus, from recludere, reclusum, to unclose, open, in LL., to shut up. See Close.] 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, recluse
From human converse. J. Philips.
RecluseRe*cluse", n. [F. reclus, LL. reclusus. See Recluse, a.]
1. 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.
2. The place where a recluse dwells. [Obs.] Foxe.
RecluseRe*cluse", v. t. To shut up; to seclude. [Obs.]
Abramios the Recluse • Brown Recluse • Brown recluse spider • Chilean recluse • Lord Recluse • Mediterranean recluse spider • Recluse (disambiguation) • Recluse Sisters • Recluse literature • Recluse spider • Recluse, Wyoming • The Recluse • The Recluse/Art Is Hard • The Story of a Recluse • Theophan the Recluse • Worthless Recluse • Zachariah the Recluse
relatif à (fr)[Classe...]
marginalité sociale (fr)[termes liés]
antisocial, asocial, unsocial[Similaire]
personne solitaire ou seule (fr)[Classe]
lone hand, loner, lone wolf[Hyper.]
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A recluse is 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. An example is Simeon of Trier, who lived within the great Roman gate Porta Nigra, having gained permission from the Archbishop of Trier.
There are many potential reasons for becoming a recluse: a personal philosophy that rejects consumer society; a mystical religious outlook that involves becoming a hermit or an anchorite; a survivalist may be practicing self-sufficiency; a criminal might hide away from people to avoid detection by police; or a misanthrope may be unable to tolerate human society.
It can also be due to psychological reasons, such as posttraumatic stress disorder, apathy, an autism spectrum disorder or avoidant personality disorder. In Japan, an estimated 1.2 million people are part of the phenomenon of "Hikikomori" or "social withdrawal", a problem often blamed on Japan's education system and social pressure to succeed.
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