Synonyms of insular


1. insular

usage: relating to or characteristic of or situated on an island; "insular territories"; "Hawaii's insular culture"

2. insular, private (vs. public)

usage: suggestive of the isolated life of an island; "an exceedingly insular man; so deeply private as to seem inaccessible to the scrutiny of a novelist"- Leonard Michaels

3. insular, parochial, provincial (vs. cosmopolitan)

usage: narrowly restricted in outlook or scope; "little sympathy with parochial mentality"; "insular attitudes toward foreigners"

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