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. Finding it impossible to dwell in safety in the midst of the betrayed proletariat, they moved into new localities inhabited by themselves alone.
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.
"The old-style vory v zakone, with their prison records, garish tattoos and clannish rituals, increasingly became anachronisms" (119).
Summary: In college they refused me entry into the band because you know how clannish these types can be, they do not like to be eclipsed.
'Nigerians can attest to the fact that Turaki is highly detribalized and would as it was, offer equal opportunities to Nigerians, irrespective of tribe, religion, culture or political leanings, unlike Buhari who is so clannish and myopic.
My brother is the acknowledged 'reunion king.' We're clannish, and it pays to be so.
The clannish violence is cannily constructed to highlight Rajinikanth's stage-capturing image.
At the end of the day, they are a clannish group of individuals who will stand by one another, and who continue to show me that our true investments are the relationships we form and keep.
For the revolution romantics still under the mysterious spell Afrasiab had cast on impressionable minds by virtue of the brand of politics he practised in Peshawar and Kabul in the 1970s and 1980s, this was some kind of a vindication for Asfandyar who had otherwise quite frequently been blamed for following narrow, clannish politics.
Unfortunately, Scandinavians now find themselves living next to people from violent and clannish cultures with a far more cynical outlook.