insularity


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.insularity - the state of being isolated or detached; "the insulation of England was preserved by the English Channel"
isolation - a state of separation between persons or groups
Translations

insularity

[ˌɪnsjʊˈlærɪtɪ] Ninsularidad f (fig) → estrechez f de miras

insularity

[ˌɪnsjʊˈlærɪti] n (= narrow-mindedness) [person, community] → esprit m de clocher
They have started to break out of their old insularity → Ils ont commencé à se départir de leur vieil esprit de clocher.

insularity

n (= narrow-mindedness)Engstirnigkeit f
References in classic literature ?
Hers was that common insularity of mind that makes human creatures believe that their color, creed, and politics are best and right and that other human creatures scattered over the world are less fortunately placed than they.
His point of view is unusually broad, his chief general purpose being to free English taste from its insularity, to give it sympathetic acquaintance with the peculiar excellences of other literatures.
Of course Brexit can be a success, but the snooty, Marie-Antoinette responses of the mortally offended Remain camp have demonstrated the need not just for Brexit, but for a deep cleansing of the revolting prejudices and insularity that have sprung up amongst the middle class echelons of our society.
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Nissan shedding jobs in a Sunderland which backed Brexit in 2016 is a warning insularity leads to irrelevancy, with Britain's prosperity and security intrinsically strengthened as part of a powerful 28-nation European block.
Nissan shedding jobs in a Sunderland which backed Brexit in 2016 is a warning insularity leads to irrelevancy with Britain's prosperity and security intrinsically strengthened as part of a powerful 28-nation European block.
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