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in·su·lar

 (ĭn′sə-lər, ĭns′yə-)
adj.
1.
a. Of, relating to, or constituting an island.
b. Living or located on an island.
2.
a. Suggestive of the isolated life of an island: "He is an exceedingly insular man, so deeply private as to seem inaccessible to the scrutiny of a novelist" (Leonard Michaels).
b. Circumscribed and detached in outlook and experience; narrow or provincial.
3. Anatomy Of or relating to isolated tissue or an island of tissue.

[French insulaire, from Late Latin īnsulāris, from Latin īnsula, island.]

in′su·lar·ism, in′su·lar′i·ty (-lăr′ĭ-tē) n.
in′su·lar·ly adv.

insular

(ˈɪnsjʊlə)
adj
1. of, relating to, or resembling an island
2. remote, detached, or aloof
3. illiberal or narrow-minded
4. isolated or separated
[C17: from Late Latin insulāris, from Latin insula island, isle]
ˈinsularism, insularity n
ˈinsularly adv

in•su•lar

(ˈɪn sə lər, ˈɪns yə-)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to an island or islands.
2. dwelling or situated on an island.
3. forming an island: insular rocks.
4. detached; isolated.
5. of or characteristic of islanders.
6. narrow-minded or illiberal; provincial: insular attitudes.
7. Pathol. characterized by isolated spots or patches.
8. Anat. of or pertaining to islands of tissue, as the islets of Langerhans.
[1605–15; < Late Latin insulāris= Latin insul(a) island + -āris -ar1]
in′su•lar•ism, n.
in`su•lar′i•ty, n.
in′su•lar•ly, adv.
in′su•lar•ize`, v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.insular - relating to or characteristic of or situated on an island; "insular territories"; "Hawaii's insular culture"
2.insular - suggestive of the isolated life of an island; "an exceedingly insular man; so deeply private as to seem inaccessible to the scrutiny of a novelist"- Leonard Michaels
private - confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy; "a private place"; "private discussions"; "private lessons"; "a private club"; "a private secretary"; "private property"; "the former President is now a private citizen"; "public figures struggle to maintain a private life"
3.insular - narrowly restricted in outlook or scope; "little sympathy with parochial mentality"; "insular attitudes toward foreigners"
provincial - characteristic of the provinces or their people; "deeply provincial and conformist"; "in that well-educated company I felt uncomfortably provincial"; "narrow provincial attitudes"

insular

insular

adjective
1. Far from centers of human population:
2. Having the restricted outlook often characteristic of geographic isolation:
Translations
جَزيري، خاص بجَزيرَه
ostrovní
szigeti
eyja-
salõs
salas-salu-
ostrovný
adasaladaya ait

insular

[ˈɪnsjələʳ] ADJ
1. (Geog) [climate, location] → insular
2. (fig) [person, attitude] → estrecho de miras

insular

[ˈɪnsjʊr] adj
(= narrow-minded) [person] → borné(e); [outlook] → borné(e)
(referring to an island)insulaire

insular

adj
(= narrow-minded)engstirnig
(= of an island)Insel-, insular

insular

[ˈɪnsjʊləʳ] adj (climate) → insulare (fig) (person) → di mentalità ristretta
insular attitude → chiusura mentale, ristrettezza di idee

insular

(ˈinsjulə) adjective
of, or belonging to, an island or islands. There are some plants that grow only in an insular climate.
References in classic literature ?
There now is your insular city of the Manhattoes, belted round by wharves as Indian isles by coral reefs--commerce surrounds it with her surf.
An insular situation, and a powerful marine, guarding it in a great measure against the possibility of foreign invasion, supersede the necessity of a numerous army within the kingdom.
Being rendered by her insular situation and her maritime resources impregnable to the armies of her neighbors, the rulers of Great Britain have never been able, by real or artificial dangers, to cheat the public into an extensive peace establishment.
In form and features he might be pronounced English, though even there one caught a dash of something Gallic; but he had no English shyness: he had learnt somewhere, somehow, the art of setting himself quite at his ease, and of allowing no insular timidity to intervene as a barrier between him and his convenience or pleasure.
With these he held undisputed sway over his insular domains, and carried on intercourse with the chiefs or governors whom he had placed in command of the several islands.
The best he would do was to give us food, which he did, and direct me as to the safest portion of the is-land upon which to attempt a landing, though even as he told me I am sure that he thought my request for information but a blind to deceive him as to my true knowledge of the insular stronghold.
The Delian part is exclusively Ionian and insular both in style and sympathy; Delos and no other is Apollo's chosen seat: but the second part is as definitely continental; Delos is ignored and Delphi alone is the important centre of Apollo's worship.
Produce me affirmative answers to these questions, which rest on solid proof, and I'll accept the present mania for athletic sports as something better than an outbreak of our insular boastfulness and our insular barbarity in a new form.
This view would remove many difficulties, but it would not, I think, explain all the facts in regard to insular productions.
The soil is varied and productive; and its almost insular form gives it two grand lines of communication by the rivers Parana and Uruguay.
English insular narrowness certainly never had franker expression than in his exclamation: 'For anything I can see, all foreigners are fools.
One value even of the smallest well is, that when you look into it you see that earth is not continent but insular.