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Definition of Insular

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pertaining to an island; living or located on an island; isolated; narrow-minded
resident of an island, islander
Insular Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
An islander.
  
(a.)
Of or pertaining to the people of an island; narrow; circumscribed; illiberal; contracted; as, insular habits, opinions, or prejudices.
  
(a.)
Of or pertaining to an island; of the nature, or possessing the characteristics, of an island; as, an insular climate, fauna, etc.
  
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insular
\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.
insular
\in"su*lar\, n. an islander. [r.]

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Pertaining to an island.
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GLOSSARY OF ESOTERIC WORDS
Relating to or characteristic of or situated on an island,characteristic of an isolated people; esp: being, having, or reflecting a narrow provincial viewpoint,parochial
WordNet 2.0

Adjective
1. relating to or characteristic of or situated on an island; "insular territories"; "Hawaii's insular culture"
(pertainym) island
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
(similar) private
3. narrowly restricted in outlook or scope; "little sympathy with parocial mentality"; "insular attitudes toward foreigners"
(synonym) parochial
(similar) provincial
Insular Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary Of Geography
Either of an island, or suggestive of the isolated condition of an island.
Insular Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Insular may also refer to:
  • Adjective describing an island.
  • Insular, the term used for Criollo people in the Philippines during the Spanish colonial period.
  • Insular area of the United States.
  • Insular art, the style of art produced in the post-Roman history of the British Isles.
  • Insular Cases, in United States law.
  • insular cortex, a part of the cerebral cortex.
  • Insular dwarfism, a form of phyletic dwarfism.
  • Insular period (disambiguation), historical term.
  • Insular script, a medieval script system originally used in Ireland.
  • Those who are inward-looking and parochial.

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