|Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.|
|Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers|
|Section III. Sympathetic Affections|
| 1. Social Affections|
|893. Seclusion. Exclusion.|
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|NOUN:||SECLUSION, privacy, retirement, eremitism, anchoretism, anchoritism, reclusion, recess; suspension; snugness &c. adj.; concealment, delitescence; rustication, rus in urbe [L.], ruralism, rurality [rare], solitude; solitariness (singleness) [See Unity]; isolation; splendid isolation; loneliness &c. adj.; estrangement from the world, voluntary exile; aloofness.|
depopulation, desertion, desolation; wilderness (unproductive) [See Unproductiveness]; howling wilderness; rotten borough, Old Sarum [Eng.].
RETREAT, cell, hermitage, cloister; convent [See Temple]; sanctum sanctorum [L.], study, library, den [colloq.].
EXCLUSION, excommunication, banishment, exile, ostracism, proscription; economic pressure; cut, cut direct; dead cut.
UNSOCIABILITY, unsociableness, dissociability, dissociality; inhospitality, inhospitableness &c. adj.; domesticity, self-sufficiency, Darby and Joan.
RECLUSE, hermit, eremite, anchoret or anchorite, anchorist [obs.]; santon; stylite, pillarist, pillar-saint [all Ch. hist.]; St. Simeon Stylites; caveman, cave-dweller, troglodyte, Timon of Athens, solitarian [obs.], solitaire, ruralist [obs.], disciple of Zimmermann, closet cynic, cynic, Diogenes.
OUTCAST, pariah, leper; outsider, rank outsider; castaway, pilgarlic [low], wastrel [dial. Eng.], losel, foundling; wilding.
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|VERB:||BE or LIVE SECLUDED &c. adj.; keep -, stand -, hold oneself- -aloof, - in the background; keep snug; shut oneself up; deny oneself, seclude oneself; creep into a corner, rusticate, dissocialize; retire, - from the world; hermitize; take the veil; abandon [See Relinquishment]; sport ones oak [Univ. slang, Eng.].|
EXCLUDE, repel; cut, - dead; refuse to -associate with, - acknowledge; send to Coventry, look cool -, turn ones back -, shut the door- upon; blackball, excommunicate, exile, expatriate; banish, outlaw, maroon, ostracize, proscribe, cut off from, keep at arms length, draw a cordon round, boycott, embargo, blockade, isolate.
DEPOPULATE, dispeople, unpeople; desolate, devastate.
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|ADJECTIVE:||SECLUDED, sequestered, retired, delitescent, private, by; in a backwater; out of the world, out of the way; the world forgetting by the world forgot [Pope].|
UNSOCIABLE, unsocial, dissocial, inhospitable, cynical, inconversable [obs.], unclubbable or unclubable [colloq.], sauvage [F.]; hermitical, eremitic or eremitical, anchoretic or anchoretical, anchoritic or anchoritical, anchoretish, anchoritish, troglodytic.
snug, domestic, stay-at-home.
EXCLUDED &c. v.; unfrequented, unvisited, unintroduced, uninvited, unwelcome; on the fringe of society; under a cloud, left to shift for oneself; deserted, - in ones utmost need; unfriended, friendless, kithless, homeless, desolate, lorn, forlorn; solitary, lonely, lonesome, isolated, single, estranged; derelict, outcast, outside the gates, yammering at the bars; banished &c. v.; under an embargo.
UNINHABITED, unoccupied, untenanted, tenantless, abandoned; uninhabitable.
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- Noli me tangere.
- Among them but not of them.Byron
- And homeless near a thousand homes I stood.Wordsworth
- Far from the madding crowds ignoble strife.Gray
- Makes a solitude and calls it peace.Byron
- Magna civitas magna solitudo.
- Never less alone than when alone.Rogers
- O sacred solitude! divine retreat!Young
- Alone as the last man on earth.Galsworthy