Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun shut_in

1 sense of shut-in

Sense 1
invalid, shut-in -- (someone who is incapacitated by a chronic illness or injury)
       => sick person, diseased person, sufferer -- (a person suffering from an illness)

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

1 sense of shut in

Sense 1
enclose, close in, inclose, shut in -- (surround completely; "Darkness enclosed him"; "They closed in the porch with a fence")
       => surround, environ, ring, skirt, border -- (extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest surrounds my property")

Antonyms of adj shut_in

2 senses of shut-in

Sense 1
introvertish, shut-in -- (somewhat introverted)

INDIRECT (VIA ambiversive, introversive) -> extroversive, extraversive -- (directed outward; marked by interest in others or concerned with external reality)
INDIRECT (VIA introversive, extroversive) -> ambiversive -- (intermediate between introversive and extroversive)

Sense 2
homebound, housebound, shut-in -- (confined usually by illness)

INDIRECT (VIA confined) -> unconfined -- (not confined)

Similarity of adj shut_in

2 senses of shut-in

Sense 1
introvertish, shut-in -- (somewhat introverted)
       => introversive (vs. extroversive) (vs. ambiversive), introvertive -- (directed inward; marked by interest in yourself or concerned with inner feelings)

Sense 2
homebound, housebound, shut-in -- (confined usually by illness)
       => confined (vs. unconfined) -- (not free to move about)

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