Which of the given words is an antonym of Reclusive?

2019-08-09 | Abhilash Singh


  1. Solitary
  2. Introvert
  3. Withdrawn
  4. Sociable
  5. Isolated

Explanation: The meaning of the word, “Reclusive” is, “used for someone who avoids the company of other people”.

Let us look at the meaning of the words provided as options to see which word is opposite in meaning to the given word.

  • Solitary refers to being the only one, alone.
  • Introvert is someone shy or quiet.
  • Withdrawn is used for someone who is shy and prefers to be alone.
  • Sociable refers to someone willing to talk to and engage with other people.
  • Isolated is having minimal contact with others.

From the above meanings, we can see that the words, “solitary”, “introvert”, “withdrawn” and “isolated” are similar in meaning to the given word. The only word, opposite in meaning to “Reclusive” is “Sociable”. Therefore, all the other words can be eliminated.

Hence, D is the correct answer.

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Abhilash Singh

Joined On : 08-Aug-19

Abhilash is an academician with keen interests in the fields of Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics and Astronomy. He writes to help readers lucidly understand the topic. Being active in the domain of competitive exams, he helps students by providing the latest and relevant update and knowledge of the subjects. He is a postgraduate of Mechanical Engineering from Arizona State University, USA.



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