Adjective(1) characteristic of a clan especially in being unified(2) befitting or characteristic of those who incline to social exclusiveness and who rebuff the advances of people considered inferior
(1) The essence of the myth is that the English are standoffish, the Welsh are clannish and only the Scots and the Irish mix with anyone.(2) The town, with its nautical history, its foghorns, its steep bluffs and clannish folk, is quintessential Minesota.(3) A decision by the often clannish management of a small firm to let in outsiders can be monumental.(4) The natural reaction for humans is to be clannish .(5) It's the clannish attitude which drove my parents and many others far from their heritage.(6) Early Finnish Americans had a reputation for being clannish .(7) The people tend to be traditionally clannish in the rural areas.(8) Also from ancient times onward, the more tribal or clannish a society, the more resistant it is to change - and the more often pressures for modernizing reforms must come largely from outside or above.(9) Borderlanders were migratory, blood thirsty, clannish , and suspicious of strangers.(10) They also are seen as clannish and as a criminal menace.(11) They are insular, cliquey and clannish .(12) The English art scene in the 1950s was clannish and especially difficult for a woman to break into.(13) Their clannish fights are the backdrop for our battles in the game.(14) The clannish nature of the villagers and townspeople was evident.(15) By 1918, there was suspicion of German Americans and other ethnic groups who were thought to be too clannish and too attached to their Old World cultures.(16) I can't stand how limited, how clannish , how narrow-minded they are!
3. insular ::
4. exclusive ::
5. unfriendly ::
Different Formsclannish, clannishness
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