insularity insularity  /ˌɪn sə ˈlɛ rɪ ti/


  • (n) the state of being isolated or detached



  1. But the battle between advocates of openness and insularity continues.
  2. Gradually, Mormonism shucked off its insularity in part by an energetic program of evangelization that eventually created more new memberships by conversion than by birth.
  3. Williams is considered far less likely to tolerate turf fights and insularity.


  1. Rutgers Needs More Athletic Oversight, Independent Review Says

    An eight-week study found “concerns regarding the insularity and autonomy” of the school’s athletics department, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP said in its report, released today.
    on July 23, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  2. Politico Is 'This Town'

    The most baffling thing about This Town , Mark Leibovich’s romp through elite Washington, is the decision by Politico to define itself as the embodiment of the Washington insularity Leibovich skews.
    on July 19, 2013     Source: New York Magazine


  1. "The freight aid scheme aims to offset certain additional transport costs related, in particular, to the insularity and remoteness of these regions," EU Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes said in a statement.
    on May 20, 2008 By: Neelie Kroes Source: Reuters

  2. "With this vote, Turkey said no to insularity, no to closing in on itself," said Cengiz Candar, a prominent political columnist.
    on Jul 22, 2007 By: Cengiz Candar Source: Houston Chronicle

  3. "There is an insularity here," Mayor Bruce Botelho said, "that I think is a net positive."
    on Jun 6, 2008 By: Bruce Botelho Source: International Herald Tribune

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