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insular
American English: /ˈɪns(j)ələr/
British English: /ˈɪnsjʊlə/

Translation of insular in Spanish:

adjective

  • 1.1 (narrow, parochial)
    (mentality/environment)
    (person)
    estrecho de miras
    the students had formed into insular little cliques
    los estudiantes habían formado grupitos cerrados
    Example sentences
    • For all the globalisation of the twenty-first century, we live in a fairly insular society where ‘outside’ opinions are seldom expressed or discussed.
    • Though police inhabited an intensely insular culture, they shared one primary reference point with the citizens in whose name they served: the street.
    • My emnity is directed at management, which has an odd insular culture that seems utterly unaware of how their decisions affect the customer.
    1.2 (Geography)
    (climate)
    (people)
    de las islas
    Example sentences
    • The peace and quiet of small town America seems to suit the taciturn Finn, but Joe, the loudmouth coffee wagon operator who parks outside Finn's depot, challenges Finn's insular existence.
    • As a result, we have become very insular, and my parents in particular have found it difficult to form lasting friendships, or indeed temporary acquaintanceships.
    • We, in our society, too frequently place ourselves in insular groups that do not freely talk to one another.
    Example sentences
    • Shalisa Creek Bay had been settling in for a day of quiet, insular restfulness.

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