What does insular mean?
Definitions for insular
ˈɪn sə lər, ˈɪns yə-in·su·lar
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relating to or characteristic of or situated on an island
"insular territories"; "Hawaii's insular culture"
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
narrowly restricted in outlook or scope
"little sympathy with parochial mentality"; "insular attitudes toward foreigners"
Of, pertaining to, being, or resembling an island or islands.
Situated on an island.
Separate or isolated from the surroundings; having little interaction with external parties; provincial.
Having an inward-looking, standoffish, or withdrawn manner.
Etymology: From insularis, from insula, perhaps, from in + salum.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Belonging to an island.
Etymology: insulaire, French; insularis, Lat.
Druina, being surrounded with the sea, is hardly to be invaded, having many other insulary advantages. James Howell.
of or pertaining to an island; of the nature, or possessing the characteristics, of an island; as, an insular climate, fauna, etc
of or pertaining to the people of an island; narrow; circumscribed; illiberal; contracted; as, insular habits, opinions, or prejudices
Etymology: [L. insularis, fr. insula island: cf. F. insulaire. See Isle.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in′sū-lar, adj. belonging to an island: surrounded by water: standing or situated alone: narrow, prejudiced.—ns. In′sularism, Insular′ity, the state of being insular.—adv. In′sularly.—v.t. In′sulate, to place in a detached situation: to prevent connection or communication: (electricity) to separate, esp. from the earth, by a non-conductor.—ns. Insulā′tion; In′sulator, one who, or that which, insulates: a non-conductor of electricity. [Fr.,—L. insularis—insula, an island.]
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The numerical value of insular in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of insular in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of insular in a Sentence
I think Vox Media is an industry that can be very insular, dawn — somebody who was such a leader and such a powerhouse in publishing — is coming to the industry really with clear eyes, with no preconceived notions about how a magazine should be billed or what a front of book is. I think it's going to be so refreshing.
It represents a very bad move in public policy, it opens up from a legal standpoint... a Pandora's Box of legal rights and legal difficulties once you identify homosexuals as a discrete and insular minority.
Farrakhan had long since slipped from the national dialogue over race, racism, and civil rights issues, not to mention action on these issues, the CBC and other civil rights organizations have long been critical of what they see as his insular, narrow, racially inflammatory remarks and approach to the racial issue.
Nestle's insular, complacent, and bureaucratic organization is overly complex, lethargic, and misses too many trends.
The view is that health is very insular and regulated.
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- insular, aïllat, isolatCatalan, Valencian
- saaristo-, saari-, ennakkoluuloinen, ahdasmielinen, eristynytFinnish
- 島国根性, 偏狭, 孤立, 島, 切り離すJapanese
- те́сноград, о́стровски, о́граденMacedonian
- kepulauan, pulauMalay
- ограни́ченный, островно́й, огоро́женный, за́мкнутыйRussian
- avskild, tillbakadragenSwedish
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