Adjective(1) relating to or characteristic of or situated on an island(2) suggestive of the isolated life of an island(3) narrowly restricted in outlook or scope
(1) They prefer the warm environment of coastal waters along continental and insular shelves.(2) The book is a riveting character study of a fiercely intelligent and insular man coming to terms with his sexuality.(3) Though police inhabited an intensely insular culture, they shared one primary reference point with the citizens in whose name they served: the street.(4) They are commonly found along the continental or insular shelves as well as freshwater estuaries or mangrove marshes.(5) In human-created environments, surrounded by concrete and asphalt, we often feel isolated and insular - as though we are protected from the forces of nature.(6) In part, because Australia you know is an insular continent and islands have suffered disproportionately because their faunas are often isolated and not used to invading disturbances.(7) The USA is accused of being an insular , isolated society for all the wrong reasons: the correct reason is that Americans feel strength from their insularity, and confidence from being isolated.(8) Is it any wonder that people think America is insular and isolationist, if major press institutions can't even be bothered to put in the ten seconds of effort it would take to spell the name of our governing party properly?(9) Opponents of the nomination declared it to be the product of cronyism that revealed an insular , arrogant White House.(10) Several years later, this hypothesis shaped a large part of island biogeography theory, and the ease of insular invasions was often attributed to the lack of competition.(11) Because no one outside the insular world of boxing can name one pug that he has under contract.(12) What this told us was that he had damage to two areas of the brain: the insular cortex and parts of the basal ganglia.(13) When I ask him about his own character, he uses the words insular , shy, reserved and private.(14) This backwardness with respect to the churches of the continental and insular west was nevertheless overcome by means of a form of cultural evolution.(15) Do you worry that being self-referential makes your work too insular , thereby limiting your audience?(16) As a result, we have become very insular , and my parents in particular have found it difficult to form lasting friendships, or indeed temporary acquaintanceships.
(1) insular :: insulaire
1. narrow-minded ::
2. isolated ::
3. parochial ::
1. catholic ::
2. cosmopolitan ::
3. liberal ::
4. open ::
5. open-minded ::
6. receptive ::
Different Formsinsular, insularity
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