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Preferring to be alone

solitary

adjective

tending to spend a lot of time alone

retiring

adjective

someone who is retiring tends to avoid social activities because they are shy

withdrawn

adjective

very quiet and preferring not to talk to other people

antisocial

adjective

not interested in meeting other people, or not enjoying friendly relationships with them

self-contained

adjective

not needing the help or friendship of other people

keep yourself to yourself

to stay alone or with your family rather than spending time with other people

insular

adjective

not interested in meeting anyone outside your own group or country, or not interested in learning new ideas or ways of doing things

reclusive

adjective

living alone and avoiding other people

stay-at-home

adjective

choosing to stay at home instead of going to places to meet friends or do interesting things

two’s company, three’s a crowd

used for saying that two people, especially people having a romantic relationship, would prefer to be alone rather than with other people

pre-cation

a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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