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Word: insularity

Definition: narrow-mindedness; isolation; ADJ. insular: of an island; isolated; narrow-minded; CF. peninsula


Sentences Containing 'insularity'

Campling wrote of the Skipton show: "The ability to laugh at itself is one of this country's finest attributes, but the Skipton mob were only too happy to celebrate their insularity."

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