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Synonyms of insular in English:


  • 1 a stubbornly insular group of people
    narrow-minded, limited, blinkered, restricted, inward-looking, conventional, parochial, provincial, small-town, localist, small-minded, petty-minded, petty, close-minded, short-sighted, myopic, hidebound, dyed-in-the-wool, diehard, set, set in one's ways, inflexible, dogmatic, rigid, entrenched, illiberal, intolerant, prejudiced, bigoted, biased, partisan, sectarian, xenophobic, discriminatory;
    British  parish-pump, blimpish;
    French borné
    North American informal jerkwater
    rare claustral
    [Antonyms] broad-minded, tolerant
  • 2 an insular community which has few links with the rest of the world
    isolated, inaccessible, cut off, closed, separate, segregated, detached, solitary, lonely, insulated, self-contained, self-sufficient
    [Antonyms] accessible, cosmopolitan
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