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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.



3. insular narrowly restricted in outlook or scope

SamplesLittle sympathy with parochial mentality.
Insular attitudes toward foreigners.




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