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English adjective: insular

1. insular relating to or characteristic of or situated on an island


SamplesInsular territories.
Hawaii's insular culture.

2. insular suggestive of the isolated life of an island


SamplesAn exceedingly insular man; so deeply private as to seem inaccessible to the scrutiny of a novelist.


Similarprivate


Antonymspublic

3. insular narrowly restricted in outlook or scope


SamplesLittle sympathy with parochial mentality.
Insular attitudes toward foreigners.


Synonymsparochial


Similarprovincial


Antonymscosmopolitan









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