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Pos: Noun

Noun troglodyte has 2 senses

1.  troglodyte(n = noun.person) hermit, recluse, solitary, solitudinarian - one who lives in solitude;
is a kind of lone hand, lone wolf, loner
has particulars: john the baptist, st. john the baptist

2.  troglodyte(n = noun.person) cave dweller, cave man, caveman - someone who lives in a cave;
is a kind of primitive, primitive person


troglodyte, n. [L. troglodytae, pl., Gr. one who creeps into holes; a hole, cavern (fr. to gnaw) + enter: cf. F. troglodyte.].

1.  One of any savage race that dwells in caves, instead of constructing dwellings; a cave dweller, or cave man. Most of the primitive races of man were troglodytes. [1913 Webster]
"In the troglodytes' country there is a lake, for the hurtful water it beareth called the “mad lake.”" [1913 Webster]

2.  An anthropoid ape, as the chimpanzee. [1913 Webster]

3.  The wren. [1913 Webster]


troglodyte, n.
1 a cave-dweller, esp. of prehistoric times.
2 a hermit.
3 derog. a wilfully obscurantist or old-fashioned person.

troglodytic adj. troglodytical adj. troglodytism n.

L troglodyta f. Gk troglodutes f. the name of an Ethiopian people, after trogle hole



N  exclusion, nonadmission, omission, exception, rejection, repudiation, exile, noninclusion, preclusion, prohibition, separation, segregation, seposition, elimination, expulsion, cofferdam, excluding, exclusive, excluded, unrecounted, not included in, inadmissible, exclusive of, barring, except, with the exception of, save, bating, exclusion, seclusion, exclusion, seclusion, privacy, retirement, reclusion, recess, snugness, delitescence, rustication, rus in urbe, solitude, solitariness, isolation, loneliness, estrangement from the world, voluntary exile, aloofness, cell, hermitage, convent, sanctum sanctorum, depopulation, desertion, desolation, wilderness, howling wilderness, rotten borough, Old Sarum, exclusion, excommunication, banishment, exile, ostracism, proscription, cut, cut direct, dead cut, inhospitality, inhospitableness, dissociability, domesticity, Darby and Joan, recluse, hermit, eremite, cenobite, anchoret, anchorite, Simon Stylites, troglodyte, Timon of Athens, Santon, solitaire, ruralist, disciple of Zimmermann, closet cynic, Diogenes, outcast, Pariah, castaway, pilgarlic, wastrel, foundling, wilding, secluded, sequestered, retired, delitescent, private, bye, out of the world, out of the way, the world forgetting by the world forgot, snug, domestic, stay-at-home, unsociable, unsocial, dissocial, inhospitable, cynical, inconversable, unclubbable, sauvage, troglodytic, solitary, lonely, lonesome, isolated, single, estranged, unfrequented, uninhabitable, uninhabited, tenantless, abandoned, deserted, deserted in one's utmost need, unfriended, kithless, friendless, homeless, lorn, forlorn, desolate, unvisited, unintroduced, uninvited, unwelcome, under a cloud, left to shift for oneself, derelict, outcast, banished, noli me tangere, among them but not of them, and homeless near a thousand homes I stood, far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife, makes a solitude and calls it peace, magna civitas magna solitudo, never less alone than when alone, O sacred solitude! divine retreat!.