un clannish

clannish

[klan-ish]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a clan.
2.
inclined to associate exclusively with the members of one's own group; cliquish: the clannish behavior of the original members of the country club.
3.
imbued with or influenced by the sentiments, prejudices, or the like, of a clan.

Origin:
1770–80; clan + -ish1

clannishly, adverb
clannishness, noun
unclannish, adjective
unclannishly, adverb
unclannishness, noun


2. exclusive, snobbish, distant, aloof, narrow.
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clannish (ˈklænɪʃ)
 
adj
1.  of or characteristic of a clan
2.  tending to associate closely within a limited group to the exclusion of outsiders; cliquish
 
'clannishly
 
adv
 
'clannishness
 
n

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clannish
1776, from clan + -ish.
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