cloistered

cloistered
I
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. secluded, sheltered, sequestered, recluse; see isolated , withdrawn .
II
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a.
[KLOIS terd]
secluded, sheltered.
Monks enjoy a cloistered lifestyle.
SYN.: secluded, sheltered, reclusive, solitary, sequestered, hidden, shielded, remote, aloof, segregated, hermitic, insular.
ANT.: public, conspicuous

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  • Cloistered — Clois tered, a. 1. Dwelling in cloisters; solitary. Cloistered friars and vestal nuns. Hudibras. [1913 Webster] In cloistered state let selfish sages dwell, Proud that their heart is narrow as their cell. Shenstone. [1913 Webster] 2. Furnished… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cloistered — index private (secluded), solitary Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • cloistered — [adj] secluded cloistral, confined, hermitic, hidden, insulated, recluse, reclusive, restricted, secluse, seclusive, sequestered, sheltered, shielded, shut off, withdrawn; concepts 554,583 Ant. free, open, unsecluded …   New thesaurus

  • cloistered — ► ADJECTIVE 1) having or enclosed by a cloister. 2) sheltered from the outside world …   English terms dictionary

  • cloistered — clois|tered [ˈklɔıstəd US ərd] adj 1.) protected from the difficulties and demands of ordinary life ▪ Academics lead a cloistered life. 2.) a cloistered building contains cloisters …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cloistered — [[t]klɔ͟ɪstə(r)d[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you have a cloistered way of life, you live quietly and are not involved in the normal busy life of the world around you. ...the cloistered world of royalty. Syn: sheltered …   English dictionary

  • cloistered — adjective 1 protected from the difficulties and demands of ordinary life: a cloistered existence 2 a cloistered building contains cloisters …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Cloistered — Cloister Clois ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cloistered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cloistering}.] To confine in, or as in, a cloister; to seclude from the world; to immure. [1913 Webster] None among them are thought worthy to be styled religious persons but… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cloistered — adjective Date: 1581 1. being or living in or as if in a cloister 2. providing shelter from contact with the outside world < the cloistered atmosphere of a small college > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cloistered — /kloy steuhrd/, adj. 1. secluded from the world; sheltered: a cloistered life. 2. having a cloister or cloisters. [1575 85; CLOISTER + ED2] Syn. 1. withdrawn, isolated, aloof, sequestered. * * * …   Universalium

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