Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 893 (Seclusion)

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#893. Seclusion. Exclusion. -- N. seclusion, privacy; retirement; reclusion, recess; snugness &c. adj.; delitescence[obs]; rustication, rus in urbe[Lat]; solitude; solitariness &c. (singleness) 87; isolation; loneliness &c. adj.; estrangement from the world, voluntary exile; aloofness.

cell, hermitage; convent &c. 1000; sanctum sanctorum[Lat].

depopulation, desertion, desolation; wilderness &c. (unproductive) 169; howling wilderness; rotten borough, Old Sarum.

exclusion, excommunication, banishment, exile, ostracism, proscription; cut, cut direct; dead cut.

inhospitality[obs], inhospitableness &c. adj.; dissociability[obs]; domesticity, Darby and Joan.

recluse, hermit, eremite, cenobite; anchoret[obs], anchorite; Simon Stylites[obs]; troglodyte, Timon of Athens[obs], Santon[obs], solitaire, ruralist[obs], disciple of Zimmermann, closet cynic, Diogenes; outcast, Pariah, castaway, pilgarlic[obs]; wastrel, foundling, wilding[obs].

V. be secluded , live secluded &c. adj.; keep aloof, stand, hold oneself aloof, keep in the background, stand in the background; keep snug; shut oneself up; deny oneself, seclude oneself creep into a corner, rusticate, aller planter ses choux[Fr]; retire, retire from the world; take the veil; abandon &c. 624; sport one's oak*.

cut, cut dead; refuse to associate with, refuse to acknowledge; look cool upon, turn one's back upon, shut the door upon;, repel, blackball, excommunicate, exclude, exile, expatriate; banish, outlaw, maroon, ostracize, proscribe, cut off from, send to Coventry, keep at arm's length, draw a cordon round.

depopulate; dispeople[obs], unpeople[obs].

Adj. secluded, sequestered, retired, delitescent[obs], private, bye; out of the world, out of the way; " the world forgetting by the world forgot " [Pope].

snug, domestic, stay-at-home.

unsociable; unsocial, dissocial[obs]; inhospitable, cynical, inconversable|, unclubbable, sauvage[Fr], troglodytic.

solitary; lonely, lonesome; isolated, single.

estranged; unfrequented; uninhabitable, uninhabited; tenantless; abandoned; deserted, deserted in one's utmost need; unfriended[obs]; kithless[obs], friendless, homeless; lorn[obs], forlorn, desolate.

unvisited, unintroduced[obs], uninvited, unwelcome; under a cloud, left to shift for oneself, derelict, outcast.

banished &c. v.

Phr. noli me tangere[Lat].

" among them but not of them " [Byron]; " and homeless near a thousand homes I stood " [Wordsworth]; far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife [Gray]; " makes a solitude and calls it peace " [Byron]; magna civitas magna solitudo [Lat]; " never less alone than when alone " [Rogers]; " O sacred solitude! divine retreat! " [Young].