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People who are shy or prefer to be alone - synonyms or related words

loner

noun

someone who likes to be alone and has few friends

hermit

noun

someone who chooses to live alone or spend most of their time alone

recluse

noun

someone who lives alone and avoids seeing other people

introvert

noun

someone who tends to concentrate on their own thoughts and feelings rather than communicating with other people

mouse

noun

informal

someone who is quiet and prefers not to be noticed

wallflower

noun

informal

someone at a social event who has no one to dance with or talk to, often because they are shy

lone wolf

noun

someone who likes to be or work alone

shrinking violet

noun

informal

someone who is very shy

homebody

noun

American

someone who likes to spend most of their time at home

ruburb

an area in the countryside where there are both housing developments and farms, and many people travel to work in nearby cities

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