Antonyms of adj insular

2 of 3 senses of insular

Sense 2
insular -- (suggestive of the isolated life of an island; "an exceedingly insular man; so deeply private as to seem inaccessible to the scrutiny of a novelist"- Leonard Michaels)

INDIRECT (VIA private) -> public -- (not private; open to or concerning the people as a whole; "the public good"; "public libraries"; "public funds"; "public parks"; "a public scandal"; "public gardens"; "performers and members of royal families are public figures")

Sense 3
insular, parochial -- (narrowly restricted in outlook or scope; "little sympathy with parochial mentality"; "insular attitudes toward foreigners")

INDIRECT (VIA provincial) -> cosmopolitan -- (composed of people from or at home in many parts of the world; especially not provincial in attitudes or interests; "his cosmopolitan benevolence impartially extended to all races and to all creeds"- T.B. Macaulay; "the ancient and cosmopolitan societies of Syria and Egypt"; "that queer, cosmopolitan, rather sinister crowd found around the Marseilles docks")

Similarity of adj insular

3 senses of insular

Sense 1
insular -- (relating to or characteristic of or situated on an island; "insular territories"; "Hawaii's insular culture")

Sense 2
insular -- (suggestive of the isolated life of an island; "an exceedingly insular man; so deeply private as to seem inaccessible to the scrutiny of a novelist"- Leonard Michaels)
       => private (vs. public) -- (confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy; "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")

Sense 3
insular, parochial -- (narrowly restricted in outlook or scope; "little sympathy with parochial mentality"; "insular attitudes toward foreigners")
       => provincial (vs. cosmopolitan) -- (characteristic of the provinces or their people; "deeply provincial and conformist"; "in that well-educated company I felt uncomfortably provincial"; "narrow provincial attitudes")

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