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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Late Latin
Origin: insularis, from Latin insula 'island'

insular

adjective
     
in‧su‧lar
1 interested in your own group, country, way of life etc and no others - used to show disapproval [↪ parochial]:
an insular community
the insular world of the law
2 formalSGSAN relating to or like an island
insularity noun [uncountable]

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