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clique

 (klĭk, klēk)
n.
A small exclusive group of friends or associates.
intr.v. cliqued, cliqu·ing, cliques Informal
To form, associate in, or act as a clique.

[French, from Old French, latch or from obsolete French cliquer, to click, clink, of imitative origin.]

cliqu′ey, cliqu′y, cliqu′ish adj.
cliqu′ish·ly adv.
cliqu′ish·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cliquish - 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"
Translations
مَيّال إلى زُمْرَه، مُنْتَمٍ إلى زُمْرَه
klíkulegur
cudzím neprístupný

cliquish

adjcliquenhaft, klüngelhaft (inf)

cliquish

[ˈkliːkɪʃ] cliquey [ˈkliːkɪ] adj (pej) → che tende ad unirsi in gruppi chiusi

clique

(kliːk) noun
a group of people who are friendly with each other but exclude others. the golf-club clique.
ˈcliqu(e)y, ˈcliquish adjective
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