- insular: see island
- insular (adj.)
- 1610s, "of or pertaining to an island," from Late Latin insularis, from Latin insula "island" (see isle). Metaphoric sense "narrow, prejudiced" is 1775, from notion of being cut off from intercourse with other nations, especially with reference to the situation of Great Britain. Earlier adjective in the literal sense was insulan (mid-15c.), from Latin insulanus.
- 1. The British are often accused of being insular.
- 2. A continental climate is different from an insular one.
- 3. Having lived in one place all his life, his views are insular.
- 他一辈子住在一个地方, 所以思想狭隘.
- 4. The English themselves are somewhat insular in their literary appraisals.
- 5. My sentiments at heart were insular and medieval.
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