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a. Of, relating to, or constituting an island.
b. Living or located on an island.
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.
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|Noun||1.||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
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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.
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n (= narrow-mindedness) → Engstirnigkeit f
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