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 for insular
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Insular \In"su*lar\, a. [L. insularis, fr. insula island: cf. F.
     insulaire. See Isle.]
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     1. Of or pertaining to an island; of the nature, or
        possessing the characteristics, of an island; as, an
        insular climate, fauna, etc.
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     2. Of or pertaining to the people of an island; narrow;
        circumscribed; illiberal; contracted; as, insular habits,
        opinions, or prejudices.
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              The penury of insular conversation.   --Johnson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Insular \In"su*lar\, n.
     An islander. [R.] --Berkeley.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  insular
      adj 1: relating to or characteristic of or situated on an
             island; "insular territories"; "Hawaii's insular culture"
      2: 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: narrowly restricted in outlook or scope; "little sympathy
         with parochial mentality"; "insular attitudes toward
         foreigners" [syn: insular, parochial]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  160 Moby Thesaurus words for "insular":
     alien, alienated, alone, aloof, apart, archipelagian, archipelagic,
     asunder, authoritarian, bigot, bigoted, bipartite, borne,
     circumscribed, closed, companionless, confined, constricted,
     cramped, creedbound, deaf, deaf to reason, detached, dichotomous,
     disconnected, discontinuous, discrete, disjunct, disrelated,
     dissociated, distinct, divergent, ethnocentric, exceptional,
     excluding, exclusive, exclusory, exotic, extraneous, fanatical,
     foreign, friendless, geographically limited, hidebound, homeless,
     illiberal, in a backwater, in two, inadmissible, incoherent,
     incommensurable, incomparable, independent, insulated, irrelative,
     island, island-dotted, island-dweller, islanded, islander,
     islandish, islandlike, islandman, islandologist, islandy, islesman,
     isleted, isolated, kithless, limited, little, little-minded, local,
     localized, lone, lonely, lonesome, mean, mean-minded,
     mean-spirited, narrow, narrow-hearted, narrow-minded,
     narrow-souled, narrow-spirited, nearsighted, noncohesive,
     of a place, other, out-of-the-way, out-of-the-world, outlandish,
     parochial, partitioned, petty, preclusive, prescriptive,
     preventive, prohibitive, provincial, purblind, quarantined,
     regional, remote, removed, restricted, restrictive, retired,
     rootless, seagirt, secluded, seclusive, sectarian, sectional,
     segregate, segregated, segregative, select, selective, separate,
     separated, separative, shortsighted, shut off, single-handed,
     small, small-minded, small-town, snobbish, solitary, solo,
     straitlaced, strange, stuffy, topical, unabetted, unaccompanied,
     unaffiliated, unaided, unallied, unassisted, unassociated,
     unattached, unattended, uncatholic, uncharitable, unconnected,
     unescorted, unfrequented, ungenerous, unjoined, unliberal,
     unrelatable, unrelated, unseconded, unsupported, unvisited,
     vernacular, withdrawn, xenophobic
  
  

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