clannish


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clan·nish

 (klăn′ĭsh)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a clan.
2. Inclined to cling together as a group and exclude outsiders.

clan′nish·ly adv.
clan′nish·ness n.

clannish

(ˈklænɪʃ)
adj
1. (Anthropology & Ethnology) of or characteristic of a clan
2. tending to associate closely within a limited group to the exclusion of outsiders; cliquish
ˈclannishly adv
ˈclannishness n

clan•nish

(ˈklæn ɪʃ)

adj.
1. pertaining to or characteristic of a clan.
2. inclined to associate exclusively with the members of one's own group; cliquish.
3. imbued with or influenced by the sentiments, prejudices, or the like, of a clan.
[1770–80]
clan′nish•ly, adv.
clan′nish•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.clannish - characteristic of a clan especially in being unified; "clannish loyalty"
joint - united or combined; "a joint session of Congress"; "joint owners"
2.clannish - befitting or characteristic of those who incline to social exclusiveness and who rebuff the advances of people considered inferior
private - 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"

clannish

adjective cliquish, select, narrow, exclusive, sectarian, unfriendly, insular Teenagers can be clannish and cruel in their exclusion of others who are `different'.
Translations

clannish

[ˈklænɪʃ] ADJexclusivista, con fuerte sentimiento de tribu

clannish

[ˈklænɪʃ] adj (= cliquey) [group, family] → fermé(e)

clannish

adj groupklüngelhaft, verfilzt (inf); personcliquenbewusst; the office staff became unbearably clannishim Büro entwickelte sich eine unerträgliche Cliquenwirtschaft

clannish

[ˈklænɪʃ] (pej) adj (group) → chiuso/a; (person) → selettivo/a
References in classic literature ?
As a result, driven back upon themselves from every side, the traitors and their families became clannish.
From all places near it the clannish yell of the enemy could be heard.
He was a stranger at the business, but they were not clannish, and they taught him all their tricks--what towns and villages it was best to keep away from, and how to read the secret signs upon the fences, and when to beg and when to steal, and just how to do both.
But she was a clannish creature, and rushed at once to the defence of her brother.
In areas that are clannish or where political leaders really have a strong grip, they usually give zero votes, Macalintal said.
But when you don't have influential insiders backing you in the highly clannish showbiz, the going is rarely easy.
Ciara says the Sottos have always been clannish and tight-knit.
His skilful skewering included poking fun at Parsi stereotypes such as their accented Hindi and their clannish tendencies.
We are clannish to the extreme, funny, a tad dysfunctional perhaps, but warm and loving, a bit gullible and prone to picking up strays, both animals and people.
They include reasons why Filipinos find it so hard to get united as a nation, partly due to our archipelagic geography, and excessive provincial, familial and clannish loyalties.
Beyond Aoun and Geagea, of course, there are many more Christians, as well as Druze, Sunni and Shiite Muslims who wish to step away from these machinations that strive on clannish and ethnic alliances, and which do not serve a modernising nation-state.
Political dynasty and the clannish social structure in the Bangsamoro are a big challenge to democracy where the doctrine of check and balance is most often than not set aside.