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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.
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