Definition of 'insular'
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America is an island culture and its sporting culture expresses its insular nature. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You become insular and protective of your own players in your team. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But you should not use this as an excuse to become insular and hide behind your phone. The Sun (2014)She reflects that men her own age seem insular, not interested in the wider world. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It's amazing how insular companies can become. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But what if those places become insular and defensive, rather than progressive and innovative? Times, Sunday Times (2014)As soon as the father dies, it becomes more insular. Times, Sunday Times (2006)After all, those that do not do it will quickly become very insular. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This may seem insular but I can see the advantages. Times, Sunday Times (2011)If you're not a fan, most of the work will seem insular. Times, Sunday Times (2008)For this, Americans have to thank the insular nature of their economy. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We need both; we especially need the voice and experience of other centuries, lest we become insular and myopic. Christianity Today (2000)I think that's important, otherwise it would become quite easy to become insular. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Used Occasionally. insular is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'insular'
British English: insular ADJECTIVE
If you say that someone is insular, you are being critical of them because they are unwilling to meet new people or to consider new ideas.
They were an insular family.
Definition of insular from the Collins English Dictionary
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