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insular

[ in-suh-ler, ins-yuh- ]
/ ˈɪn sə lər, ˈɪns yə- /
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adjective
noun
an inhabitant of an island; islander.
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Origin of insular

From the Late Latin word insulāris, dating back to 1605–15. See insula, -ar1

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British Dictionary definitions for insular

insular
/ (ˈɪnsjʊlə) /

adjective
of, relating to, or resembling an island
remote, detached, or aloof
illiberal or narrow-minded
isolated or separated

Derived forms of insular

insularism or insularity (ˌɪnsjʊˈlærɪtɪ), nouninsularly, adverb

Word Origin for insular

C17: from Late Latin insulāris, from Latin insula island, isle
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