insular definition

  • adjective:
    • Of, regarding, or constituting an island.
    • Living or found on an island.
    • Suggestive of the isolated life of an island: "He is an exceedingly insular man, so deeply private as to seem inaccessible to the scrutiny of a novelist” ( Leonard Michaels).
    • Circumscribed and detached in perspective and experience; slim or provincial.
    • Anatomy Of or relating to isolated muscle or an island of tissue.
    • Of, regarding, becoming, or resembling an island or countries.
    • Situated on an island.
    • Separate or separated from surroundings; having small relationship with additional functions; provincial.
    • Having an inward-looking, standoffish, or withdrawn way.
    • Of or regarding an island; regarding the nature, or having the attributes, of an island
    • Of or with respect to the people of an island; thin; circumscribed; illiberal; contracted.
    • narrowly restricted in perspective or range
    • concerning or characteristic of or situated on an island
    • suggestive for the separated lifetime of an island
  • noun:
    • An islander.
    • An islander.
    • person who dwells in an island; an islander.
  • others:
    • Of or pertaining to an island; surrounded by water: in opposition to continental.
    • Hemmed in like an island; standing alone; enclosed by what is various or incongruous: because, an insular eminence in an ordinary.
    • Of or regarding the inhabitants of an island; characteristic of insulated or remote persons; thus, narrow; contracted: because, insular prejudices.
    • In entomology, situated alone: placed on galls which occur singly on a leaf.
    • In structure, of or regarding the insula regarding the mind, or island of Reil.

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