insularity (n.) 1755, "narrowness of feelings," from INSULAR (Cf. insular) + -ITY (Cf. -ity). Literal sense attested from 1790.

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  • Insularity — In su*lar i*ty, n. [Cf. F. insularit[ e].] [1913 Webster] 1. The state or quality of being an island or consisting of islands; insulation. [1913 Webster] The insularity of Britain was first shown by Agricola, who sent his fleet round it.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Insularity — reflects a wide range of physical and emotional meanings in accordance with a person or place:* For a place, it relates to an island or any physically isolated place distant and inaccessible without sufficient means of transport. For example,… …   Wikipedia

  • insularity — insular ► ADJECTIVE 1) isolated from outside influences, and often narrow minded as a result. 2) relating to or from an island. DERIVATIVES insularity noun. ORIGIN Latin insularis, from insula island …   English terms dictionary

  • insularity — noun see insular …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • insularity — See insularism. * * * …   Universalium

  • insularity — noun The quality or property of being insular …   Wiktionary

  • insularity — Synonyms and related words: Jim Crow, ait, alien, apartheid, archipelago, atoll, authoritarianism, bar, bigotry, blind side, blind spot, blinders, cay, closed mind, color bar, continental island, coral head, coral island, coral reef, cramped… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • insularity — in·su·lar·i·ty || ‚ɪnsÉ™ lærÉ™tɪ / sjÊŠ l n. state of being an island; state of living on or being located on an island; narrowness of mind, provinciality; isolation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • insularity — in·su·lar·i·ty …   English syllables

  • insularity — See: insular …   English dictionary

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