Synonyms for insular

Synonyms for (adjective) insular

Synonyms: parochial, insular

Definition: narrowly restricted in outlook or scope

Usage: little sympathy with parochial mentality; insular attitudes toward foreigners

Similar words: provincial

Definition: characteristic of the provinces or their people

Usage: deeply provincial and conformist; in that well-educated company I felt uncomfortably provincial; narrow provincial attitudes


Synonyms: insular

Definition: suggestive of the isolated life of an island

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

Similar words: private

Definition: confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy

Usage: a private place; private discussions; private lessons; a private club; a private secretary; private property; the former President is now a private citizen; public figures struggle to maintain a private life