(noun, adjective)


1. relating to or characteristic of or situated on an island

- insular territories

- Hawaii's insular culture

2. suggestive of the isolated life of an island

- an exceedingly insular man; so deeply private as to seem inaccessible to the scrutiny of a novelist

Similar word(s): private

3. narrowly restricted in outlook or scope

- insular attitudes toward foreigners

Similar word(s): provincial, parochial


1. An islander.