A community that remains separate from others and that doesn't wish to learn about other cultures is an example of an insular community.
- of, or having the form of, an island
- living or situated on an island
- like an island; detached; isolated
- narrow-minded, illiberal, or provincial
- characterized by isolated spots
- of the islets of Langerhans or other islands of tissue
- of the insula
Origin of insularClassical Latin insularis from insula, island: see isle
- a. Of, relating to, or constituting an island.b. Living or located on an island.
- a. 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 )b. Circumscribed and detached in outlook and experience; narrow or provincial.
- Anatomy Of or relating to isolated tissue or an island of tissue.
Origin of insularFrench insulaire from Late Latin īnsulāris from Latin īnsula island
- in′su·lar·ism in′su·lar′i·ty
(comparative more insular, superlative most insular)
- An islander.