Definitions for: Insular


[adj] narrowly restricted in outlook or scope; "little sympathy with parocial mentality"; "insular attitudes toward foreigners"
[adj] 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
[adj] relating to or characteristic of or situated on an island; "insular territories"; "Hawaii's insular culture"



Webster (1913) Definition: In"su*lar, a. [L. insularis, fr. insula island: cf. F.
insulaire. See Isle.]
1. Of or pertaining to an island; of the nature, or
possessing the characteristics, of an island; as, an
insular climate, fauna, etc.

2. Of or pertaining to the people of an island; narrow;
circumscribed; illiberal; contracted; as, insular habits,
opinions, or prejudices.

The penury of insular conversation. --Johnson.


In"su*lar, n.
An islander. [R.] --Berkeley.

Synonyms: parochial, private, provincial

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