Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb cloister

3 senses of cloister

Sense 1
cloister -- (surround with a cloister, as of a garden)
       => surround, environ, ring, skirt, border -- (extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest surrounds my property")

Sense 2
cloister -- (surround with a cloister; "cloister the garden")
       => surround, environ, ring, skirt, border -- (extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest surrounds my property")

Sense 3
cloister -- (seclude from the world in or as if in a cloister; "She cloistered herself in the office")
       => isolate, insulate -- (place or set apart; "They isolated the political prisoners from the other inmates")

Antonyms of adj cloistered

2 senses of cloistered

Sense 1
cloistered, cloistral, conventual, monastic, monastical -- (of communal life sequestered from the world under religious vows)

INDIRECT (VIA unworldly) -> worldly, secular, temporal -- (characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world; "worldly goods and advancement"; "temporal possessions of the church")

Sense 2
cloistered, reclusive, secluded, sequestered -- (providing privacy or seclusion; "the cloistered academic world of books"; "sat close together in the sequestered pergola"; "sitting under the reclusive calm of a shade tree"; "a secluded romantic spot")

INDIRECT (VIA private) -> public -- (not private; open to or concerning the people as a whole; "the public good"; "public libraries"; "public funds"; "public parks"; "a public scandal"; "public gardens"; "performers and members of royal families are public figures")

Similarity of adj cloistered

2 senses of cloistered

Sense 1
cloistered, cloistral, conventual, monastic, monastical -- (of communal life sequestered from the world under religious vows)
       => unworldly (vs. worldly) -- (not concerned with the temporal world or swayed by mundane considerations; "was unworldly and did not greatly miss worldly rewards"- Sheldon Cheney)

Sense 2
cloistered, reclusive, secluded, sequestered -- (providing privacy or seclusion; "the cloistered academic world of books"; "sat close together in the sequestered pergola"; "sitting under the reclusive calm of a shade tree"; "a secluded romantic spot")
       => private (vs. public) -- (confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy; "a private place"; "private discussions"; "private lessons"; "a private club"; "a private secretary"; "private property"; "the former President is now a private citizen"; "public figures struggle to maintain a private life")

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