Meaning of isolating in English:


Pronunciation /ˈʌɪsəleɪtɪŋ/


  • 1Having the effect of making a person feel or be alone or apart from others.

    ‘working from your home office every day is isolating’
    • ‘the acting industry can be isolating’
    • ‘Sino-Tibetan languages are distinguished from western language families by two main traits: isolating or monosyllabic characters and the use of tones.’
    • ‘We experiment these models on Classical Chinese, a typical isolating language.’
    • ‘This change is attested in Kamti Tai, a tonal and isolating language spoken in Myanmar.’
    alienating, estranging, isolating, schismatic
  • 2Linguistics
    (of a language) tending to have each element as an independent word without inflections.