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.
    • (Can we date this quote by Hudibras and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Cloistered friars and vestal nuns.
    • (Can we date this quote by Shenstone and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      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