cloistered

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

cloistered (comparative more cloistered, superlative most cloistered)

  1. Dwelling or raised in, or as if in, cloisters; solitary.
    • Hudibras
      Cloistered friars and vestal nuns.
    • Shenstone
      In cloistered state let selfish sages dwell, / Proud that their heart is narrow as their cell.
  2. isolated, protected, hidden away for the sake of maintaining innocence
  3. naive, lacking in worldliness
  4. Furnished with cloisters.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir H. Wotton to this entry?)

Verb[edit]

cloistered

  1. simple past tense and past participle of cloister