[ US /ˈɪnsəɫɝ/ ]
[ UK /ˈɪnsjʊlɐ/ ]
  1. 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
  2. relating to or characteristic of or situated on an island
    insular territories
    Hawaii's insular culture
  3. narrowly restricted in outlook or scope
    insular attitudes toward foreigners
    little sympathy with parochial mentality
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How To Use insular In A Sentence

  • In his novel, he separated the peninsula from the continent, thus permitting the cultural meeting of the peninsular peoples with those from the other side of the Atlantic.
  • But the party hopes that the formation of the new National Integration Council with senior leaders from the state and also from the peninsular will be a more permanent solution to help improve ties with the two East Malaysian states. SARA - Southeast Asian RSS Aggregator
  • Highland slopes were characterized by an association of clubmoss (Lycopodium trichiatum), a fern (Gleichemia polypodioides), and flowering plants (Poa fuegiana, Acaena seurguisarbae, Scirpus aucklandicus, Uncinia brevicaulis, and Trisetum insulare). Amsterdam and Saint-Paul Islands temperate grasslands
  • Marine habitats throughout the insular Pacific are increasingly threatened by human activity.
  • There is another way to weigh this trend, however: maybe readers and viewers are not so much growing insular as searching for meaning in a vast universe of fact and factoid, and embracing a political bent is one way of organizing it.
  • You become insular and protective of your own players in your team. Times, Sunday Times
  • It happened in this southern state of Johore, Peninsular Malaysia. Security Guarad Absconded With RM320,000.
  • When I ask him about his own character, he uses the words insular, shy, reserved and private.
  • Sandwiched between the Adriatic and Black Seas, the peninsular is a hodgepodge mix of religions, peoples and cultures. TheTrumpet.com: Front Page
  • He described it in the 1930s as the richest bird habitat in peninsular India, comparable only with the Eastern Himalayas.
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