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Meaning of INSULAR

Pronunciation:  'insulur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  narrowly restricted in outlook or scope; "little sympathy with parocial mentality"; "insular attitudes toward foreigners"
  2. [adj]  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. [adj]  relating to or characteristic of or situated on an island; "insular territories"; "Hawaii's insular culture"
 

INSULAR is a 7 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: parochial, private, provincial
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.   --Johnson.
    
    
  2. \In"su*lar\, n.
    An islander. [R.] --Berkeley.
    
    
 
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