Synonyms for insular

Grammar : Adj
Spell : in-suh-ler, ins-yuh-
Phonetic Transcription : ˈɪn sə lər, ˈɪns yə-

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Définition of insular

Origin :
  • 1610s, "of or pertaining to an island," from Late Latin insularis, from Latin insula "island" (see isle). Metaphoric sense "narrow, prejudiced" is 1775, from notion of being cut off from intercourse with other nations, especially with reference to the situation of Great Britain. Earlier adjective in the literal sense was insulan (mid-15c.), from Latin insulanus.
  • adj narrow-minded
Example sentences :
  • That made him angry, and he said that insular envy made me unresponsive.
  • Extract from : « American Notes » by Rudyard Kipling
  • Besides, wasn't it all rather sudden, from an insular point of view?
  • Extract from : « One Day's Courtship » by Robert Barr
  • To the insular cynic and the insular moralist they offer an equal opportunity.
  • Extract from : « Howards End » by E. M. Forster
  • Practice as an advocate, and push your way to insular preferment?
  • Extract from : « The Manxman » by Hall Caine
  • It was in a large envelope and had come by the insular post.
  • Extract from : « The Manxman » by Hall Caine
  • Yet that system—the English or insular, I call it—has done, as it will do, marvels.
  • Extract from : « War Letters of a Public-School Boy » by Paul Jones.
  • He was insular, imperious and aggressive, and he was always looking for trouble.
  • Extract from : « The Trail of '98 » by Robert W. Service
  • This isolation drives them into insular communion with the country of their invasion.
  • Extract from : « Home Rule » by Harold Spender
  • But we might even say that the Englishman was too insular for an island.
  • Extract from : « A Short History of England » by G. K. Chesterton
  • She has also everything which is necessary for her to defend her insular territory.
  • Extract from : « Current History, A Monthly Magazine » by New York Times

Antonyms for insular

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