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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.
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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
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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.
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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"
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insular

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insular

adjective
1. Far from centers of human population:
2. Having the restricted outlook often characteristic of geographic isolation:
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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
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insular

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

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

[ˈɪnsjʊləʳ] adj (climate) → insulare (fig) (person) → di mentalità ristretta
insular attitude → chiusura mentale, ristrettezza di idee
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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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Recurring disputes within the Spanish community in the Philippines among the so-called peninsulares (Spaniards born in Spain) and the insulares ('insulars': the Creoles and the mestizos of Spanish origin born in the islands) had two distinctive features during the last two decades of the nineteenth century.
Puerto Rican officials and members of the Bureau of Insulars Affairs lobbied federal officials in the U.S.
Ademas, en algunos Estatutos y Reglamentos, se otorga tambien la iniciativa a las Diputaciones Forales; los Cabildos Insulares, a los Consells Insulars y a los Ayuntamientos.
In terms of the actual situation on the ground, Emerson and especially Heidegger being both dauntingly a-representationalist, had Huck read his Cervantes (he is at one point actually advised to) he would certainly espouse the Old Master's critically important clarification from near the beginning of his magnum opus that even the most quixotic of exploits are about crossroads rather than about insulars. (69) In Adventures of Huckleberry Finn the ultimate issue on the ground in terms of live experience--Twain being interested in exploring not only human nature but also very much the nature of human situations--is articulated early on by one Ben Rogers: "Here's Huck Finn, he hain't got no family--what you going to do 'bout him?" (10).