Insular definitions

ĭn'sə-lər, ĭns'yə-
Of, or having the form of, an island.
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Living or situated on an island.
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Like an island; detached; isolated.
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Narrow-minded, illiberal, or provincial.
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Of or relating to isolated tissue or an island of tissue.
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The definition of insular is someone or something removed from and disinterested in other people, cultures or communities.

A community that remains separate from others and that doesn't wish to learn about other cultures is an example of an insular community.

adjective
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Of or relating to isolated tissue or an island of tissue.
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Situated on an island.
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Of, pertaining to, being, or resembling an island or islands.
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Separate or isolated from the surroundings; having little interaction with external parties; provincial.
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Having an inward-looking, standoffish, or withdrawn manner.
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Relating to the insula in the brain.
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noun
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Of, relating to, or constituting an island.
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Living or located on an island.
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Suggestive of the isolated life of an island.
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Circumscribed and detached in outlook and experience; narrow or provincial.
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Characterized by isolated spots.
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Of the islets of Langerhans or other islands of tissue.
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Of the insula.
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Of, relating to, or constituting an island.
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Living or located on an island.
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Origin of insular

From Latin insularis (“of or belonging to an island”), from insula (“an island”), perhaps, from in (“in”) + salum (“the main sea”).