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 (klĭk, klēk)
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:
Noun1.cliquishness - tendency to associate with only a select group
snobbery, snobbishness, snobbism - the trait of condescending to those of lower social status


[ˈkliːkɪʃnɪs] Nexclusivismo m


nCliquenwirtschaft f, → Klüngel m (inf)
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Childish names signal cliquishness and the immunity to ridicule that comes with money and power.
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Former service members can be bewildered by teachers who aren't willing to share successful lesson plans or instructional materials and by the cliquishness and rivalry among faculty subgroups sometimes present in schools.
It took time to realize the cliquishness was unintentional, a situation she called "lost in translation.
22) Cliquishness and conservatism thus dissolved the prospects of a development under the control of local capital.
Adults call almost every person they know a "friend" Exclusive friendships, even "best friends," tend to be frowned upon as leading to cliquishness.
Too much positivism and buffering cliquishness have been killing literature and art on the Cape, rendering it highly commercial, pro-Chamber of Commerce business, hardly at all the kind of stuff democracy demands.
To avoid cliquishness and to promote broader friendships within the unit age groups, cabin groupings are shuffled each year (so every cabin, by default, also becomes "new" each year.
Members of DC Inside, however, often participate in movements that reflect a social conscience, and in this sense simultaneously display narrow cliquishness and an open-minded collectivism through which they attempt to communicate beyond the forum's own virtual borders (Lee, 2005: 72).
So you can imagine the world I inherited: I went to Hillsdale College, worked for the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, went to Philadelphia Society meetings, and was enriched by that world but was also, in the end, put off by the cliquishness and incestuousness of it.
Seniors Paige Bunting and Hannah Anderson said cliquishness and bullying were far worse in middle school.