Clannish - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈklænɪʃ|  American pronunciation of the word clannish
Brit.  |ˈklanɪʃ|  British pronunciation of the word clannish

adjective

- characteristic of a clan especially in being unified

clannish loyalty

- befitting or characteristic of those who incline to social exclusiveness and who rebuff the advances of people considered inferior (syn: cliquish, clubby, snobbish, snobby)

Examples

The college faculty can be pretty clannish, so it's difficult to be an outsider there.

...a clannish family that can be rather cool to outsiders...

She always felt that clannish pride for her mother's kin.

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