Definition of insular:
parochial, isolated, back, lonesome, separate, secluded, detached, near, lonely, outlying, limited, alone, narrow-minded, removed, bigoted, out-of-the-way, private, small-town, remote, provincial, prejudiced, illiberal, solitary, local, obscure, narrow, isolated, narrow-minded, separated.
- "The Woman With The Fan", Robert Hichens.
Its remote distance, its comparatively small extent and insular form, fitted it for the purposes of penal restraint- a place where the most turbulent and rapacious could find no scope for their passions.- "The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)", John West.
My thanks are also due the various officers and officials of the Insular Government who placed me under obligations by their hospitality and other courtesies and by the never- failing patience with which they received and answered my many questions.- "The Head Hunters of Northern Luzon From Ifugao to Kalinga A Ride Through the Mountains of Northern Luzon With an Appendix on the Independence of the Philippines", Cornelis De Witt Willcox.