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recluse

a person who lives in solitude to devote himself to prayer and religious meditation; a hermit, anchorite, or anchoress
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"Reclusiveness"is defined in turn by: the idealisation of one's own nation and perception of its homogeneity as an ideal state, support for materialistic values (social security, survival orientation), traditionalism (meaning religion in public life), tendency to authoritarian and communal attitudes (collectivism), distrust towards inter- and supranational institutions, fear of strangers and primacy of pursuit of protecting the state from the influences of the outside world (16).
In its new policy for fiscal year 1979, MITI also cited "removal of hindrance to import expansion of manufactured goods" as one challenge, and acknowledged the need for improvements in various inspection procedures, in the reclusiveness and affiliation of Japanese industries, and in the non-modern nature of distribution.
(144) On one hand, this reclusiveness may seem troubling; they are the gatekeepers to extremely public cultural legacies; on the other hand, they did not themselves seek a career as a celebrity and may wish to maintain a quiet existence now that their loved one has passed.
Though it is one of the smallest territory-wise, it has grown into a commercial hub and a preferred residential spot for people who love reclusiveness. It is tactfully linked via the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed highway with all the neighbouring emirates, and its industrial base, especially its free zone, is rapidly expanding.
Due to the particularity of America's political culture, which has a mix of cosmopolitanism and ideological reclusiveness, the general American audience is not interested in international news and seldom consumes televised news from foreign media outlets.
Radiology residents scored low in psychoticism, suggesting that the cohort might have a tendency for reclusiveness, quietness, and unassertiveness.
Strangelove, A Clockwork Orange, Full Metal Jacket and The Shining--about his meticulous attention to detail, his obsession with technology, his unhurried approach to making movies, his perfectionism, his reclusiveness, his eccentricity--but little is truly known about the man himself.
Salinger, who turned reclusiveness into an industry.
And his catch-me-if-you-can reclusiveness reads now more like a superstar living his black life, mainly in black circles, and sidestepping the blanching effects of the mainstream glare.
"I'm so anxious," he said of his reclusiveness, sounding as if he genuinely does not realize that he isn't the first 20-year-old to wear his social anxiety as a cloak of cool-kid outsiderness.
On the other hand, if the undergraduate performs over-frequent network communication, they will ignore construction of real interpersonal relationship, which will lead to reclusiveness and repression, and some even show anxiety, force, melancholy, low spirit, interest loss, energy shortage and decreasing self-assessment ability, and interpersonal communication ability will be weakened, making real interpersonal communication difficult.
The 'menial-ity' associated with their very existence has forced them into a life of reclusiveness where any association with other castes has been considered taboo.