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cloistered (comparative more cloistered, superlative most cloistered)

  1. Dwelling or raised in, or as if in, cloisters; solitary.
  2. Isolated, protected, hidden away for the sake of maintaining innocence.
    • 2023 July 9, Alexandra Jacobs, “Grazed and Confused: In ‘The Vegan,’ a Guilty Hedge Funder Eats His Feelings”, in The New York Times[1], →ISSN:
      [] “The Vegan” is a less cloistered book, with bigger, more universal themes.
  3. Naive, lacking in worldliness.
  4. Furnished with cloisters.
    • 1624, Henry Wotton, The Elements of Architecture, [], London: [] Iohn Bill, →OCLC:
      both the Greeks and Romans [] had commonly two cloiſtered open Courts, one serving for the Womens ſide, and the other for the Men




  1. simple past and past participle of cloister