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Meaning of INSULARITY

Pronunciation:  `insu'laritee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the state of being isolated or detached; "the insulation of England was preserved by the English Channel"
 

INSULARITY is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: detachment, insularism, insulation
 
 See Also: isolation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In`su*lar"i*ty\, n. [Cf. F. insularit['e].]
1. The state or quality of being an island or consisting of
   islands; insulation.

         The insularity of Britain was first shown by
         Agricola, who sent his fleet round it. --Pinkerton.

2. Narrowness or illiberality of opinion; prejudice;
   exclusiveness; as, the insularity of the Chinese or of the
   aristocracy.

 
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