Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Ignorance of or lack of interest in cultures, ideas, or peoples outside one's own experience.‘an example of British insularity’
narrow-mindedness, blinkered approach, blinkered attitude, parochialism, provincialism, localism, narrowness, small-mindedness, pettiness, short-sightedness, myopia, inflexibility, dogmatism, illiberality, intolerance, prejudice, bigotry, bias, partisanship, sectarianism, xenophobia, discriminationisolation, inaccessibility, separation, segregation, detachment, solitariness, loneliness, insulation, self-sufficiencyView synonyms
- ‘But China's diverse folk art reflected the insularity of Chinese society and the great distances that separated different parts of the country.’
- ‘The historic insularity and xenophobia of the Japanese have perpetuated a style of cooking relying on the indigenous ingredients of the country.’
- ‘In situations involving knowledge far less frivolous than a television programme, I've been astounded time and time again by ignorance and insularity.’
- ‘Staten Island, to the south, retains an insularity forged over the years before the Verrazano Narrows Bridge linked it with Brooklyn in 1964.’
- ‘You will be hounded and pilloried by the institutional left, ruled as they are by a parochial insularity and dogmatism.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.