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Adjective
/ˈins(y)ələr/,
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Ignorant of or uninterested in cultures, ideas, or peoples outside one's own experience,
  1. Ignorant of or uninterested in cultures, ideas, or peoples outside one's own experience
    • - a stubbornly insular farming people
  2. Lacking contact with other people
    • - people living restricted and sometimes insular existences
  3. Of, relating to, or from an island
    • - the movement of goods of insular origin
  4. Of or relating to the art and craftwork of Britain and Ireland in the early Middle Ages, esp. a form of Latin handwriting
    • - insular illumination of the 6th century
  5. (of climate) Equable because of the influence of the sea

  6. Of or relating to the insula of the brain


  1. relating to or characteristic of or situated on an island; "insular territories"; "Hawaii's insular culture"
  2. 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
  3. narrowly restricted in outlook or scope; "little sympathy with parochial mentality"; "insular attitudes toward foreigners"
  4. (insularity) insulation: the state of being isolated or detached; "the insulation of England was preserved by the English Channel"
  5. Insularity reflects a wide range of physical and emotional meanings in accordance with a person or place: * For a place, it relates to an island or any physically isolated place distant and inaccessible without sufficient means of transport. ...
  6. (Insulars) Filipino people of Spanish ancestry are an ethnic group in the Philippines with ancestry from Spain. The majority of those of unmixed or partially mixed Spanish descent in the Philippines are of Andalusian origin, while a minority are Catalan or Basque descents.
  7. (Insulae) In Roman architecture, an insula (Latin for "island," plural insulae) was a kind of apartment building that housed most of the urban citizen population of ancient Rome, including ordinary people of lower- or middle-class status (the plebs) and all but the wealthiest from the upper- ...
  8. 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surroundings; having little interaction with external parties; provincial; Having an inward-looking, standoffish, or withdrawn manner
  9. (insularity) having or reflecting a narrow viewpoint; characteristic of an isolated people
  10. (adj.) separated and narrow-minded; tight-knit, closed off (Because of the sensitive nature of their jobs, those who work for MI5 must remain insular and generally only spend time with each other.)
  11. Fering · Heligolandic (Halunder) · Öömrang · Söl'ring
  12. Kohler's registered trade name for factory-installed insulation, which minimizes condensation on the outside of the tank when exposed to high humidity.
  13. (P) - They have withdrawn into their shell, lowering their evasive skills.
  14. Identified with or descriptive of, the early mediaeval Celtic culture of Britain & Ireland. Typically as an adjective herein, it refers to the letter forms used in the manuscripts produced in the period between the Roman evacuation and the Norman conquest. ...