Definition of hermit-like in English:


Pronunciation /ˈhərmitˌlīk/ /ˈhərmɪtˌlaɪk/


  • Avoiding the company of other people; solitary.

    ‘he has been living a hermit-like existence on the outskirts of town’
    • ‘In contrast to my hermit-like personality, I'm fascinated by people.’
    • ‘Being hermit-like, I tend to blend in to the surroundings more often than I make an impression.’
    • ‘Even with his silent and hermit-like nature, he had a few friends: Ben, Luis, and Tobias.’
    • ‘I am anti-social and hermit-like and can only take most people in small doses.’
    • ‘The brothers had been hermit-like farmers since they were children, living a secluded life of poverty and near inseparability.’
    • ‘It was also a collaborative activity, which is always fun, especially as an antidote to the normal rather hermit-like existence of writing and research.’
    • ‘He was a reluctant celebrity, less comfortable in the limelight than in the hermit-like world he fashioned for himself off the pitcher's mound.’
    • ‘In an attempt to break out of my recent hermit-like state, I've decided to try going out and being vaguely sociable a bit more often.’
    • ‘He eked out a hermit-like existence in a cottage in Ireland without electricity or running water.’
    • ‘Most lonely people remain that way, only occasionally lifted out of their hermit-like social life to experience bitter disappointment.’
    secluded, sheltered, sequestered, shielded, protected