Definition of Clannishness

1. Noun. Tendency to associate with only a select group.

Exact synonyms: Cliquishness, Exclusiveness
Generic synonyms: Snobbery, Snobbishness, Snobbism
Derivative terms: Clannish, Cliquish, Exclusive



Definition of Clannishness

1. Noun. the state of being clannish ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Clannishness

1. [n -ES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Clannishness

clanked
clanker
clankers
clankier
clankiest
clankily
clanking
clankingly
clankless
clanks
clanky
clanless
clanlessness
clannish
clannishly
clannishness (current term)
clannishnesses
clans
clanship
clanships
clansman
clansmen
clansperson
clanswoman
clap on
clap skate
clap together
clap up
clapalong

Literary usage of Clannishness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Mimic World, and Public Exhibitions: Their History, Their Morals, and by Olive Logan (1871)
"Smoking and Drinking Behind the Scenes.—Curiosity of the Public about Actors' Private Lives.—The Wonderful Jones and Brown. clannishness of Actors. ..."

2. The Paraná: With Incidents of the Paraguayan War, and South American by Thomas Joseph Hutchinson (1868)
"... by Mr. M'Coll — Extraordinary Ride of a Gaucho into and out of Buenos Ayres — clannishness of the Military Gaucho — Social Life of the Gauchos. ..."

3. The American System of Government: Its Character and Workings, Its Defects by Ezra Champion Seaman (1870)
"Differences of race and language, religion and manners, are all sources of clannishness and discord. Sameness of race and language, origin and national ..."

4. Society in the New Reign by George Washburn Smalley, Thomas Hay Sweet Escott (1904)
"CHAPTER IX SMARTNESS AT ALTAR AND CLUB Lincolnshire clannishness—Twinship and athletic ladies—Society, Jingoism, and the Turk—Madame Novikoff—" Smartness," ..."

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