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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kloi-struh l]
    • /ˈklɔɪ strəl/
    • /klɔɪs.trəl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kloi-struh l]
    • /ˈklɔɪ strəl/

Definitions of cloistral word

  • adjective cloistral of, like, or characteristic of a cloister 3
  • adjective cloistral of, relating to, or living in a cloister. 1
  • abbreviation CLOISTRAL cloisterlike. 1
  • noun cloistral Of, pertaining to, or living in a cloister. 1
  • adjective cloistral Sheltered from the world; monastic. 0
  • adjective cloistral Secluded. 0

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Origin of cloistral

First appearance:

before 1595
One of the 38% oldest English words
First recorded in 1595-1605; cloist(e)r + -al1

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Parts of speech for Cloistral


cloistral popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 62% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

cloistral usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for cloistral

adj cloistral

  • sheltered — protected or shielded from storms, missiles, etc., by a wall, roof, barrier, or the like.
  • reclusive — a person who lives in seclusion or apart from society, often for religious meditation.
  • restricted — confined; limited.
  • confined — If something is confined to a particular place, it exists only in that place. If it is confined to a particular group, only members of that group have it.
  • hidden — concealed; obscure; covert: hidden meaning; hidden hostility.

adjective cloistral

  • secluded — sheltered or screened from general activity, view, etc.: a secluded cottage.

Antonyms for cloistral

adj cloistral

  • seen — past participle of see1 .
  • free — enjoying personal rights or liberty, as a person who is not in slavery: a land of free people.
  • open — not closed or barred at the time, as a doorway by a door, a window by a sash, or a gateway by a gate: to leave the windows open at night.
  • secluded — sheltered or screened from general activity, view, etc.: a secluded cottage.

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