cloistered ADJECTIVE 1) having or enclosed by a cloister. 2) sheltered from the outside world.

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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hidden, insulated, recluse, reclusive, restricted, secluse, seclusive, sequestered, sheltered, shielded, shut off, withdrawn; concepts 554,583 Ant.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 — 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 withdrawn, isolated, aloof, sequestered.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

  • 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 secluded, sheltered, sequestered, recluse; see isolated , withdrawn .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,… …   English dictionary for students

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