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 parocial mentality"; "insular attitudes toward foreigners" [syn: parochial]
of, or pertaining to, an island or islands
- Russian: островной
Insular may be:
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unfrequented, ungenerous, unjoined, unliberal, unrelatable, unrelated, unseconded, unsupported, unvisited, vernacular, withdrawn, xenophobic