1Ignorance of or lack of interest in cultures, ideas, or peoples outside one’s own experience: an example of British insularity
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- You will be hounded and pilloried by the institutional left, ruled as they are by a parochial insularity and dogmatism.
- The historic insularity and xenophobia of the Japanese have perpetuated a style of cooking relying on the indigenous ingredients of the country.
- Staten Island, to the south, retains an insularity forged over the years before the Verrazano Narrows Bridge linked it with Brooklyn in 1964.
narrow-mindedness, blinkered approach/attitude, parochialism, provincialism, localism, narrowness, small-mindedness, pettiness, short-sightedness, myopia, inflexibility, dogmatism, illiberality, intolerance, prejudice, bigotry, bias, partisanship, sectarianism, xenophobia, discrimination
isolation, inaccessibility, separation, segregation, detachment, solitariness, loneliness, insulation, self-sufficiency