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Wordnet 3.0


1. characteristic of a clan especially in being unified;
- Example: "clannish loyalty"

2. befitting or characteristic of those who incline to social exclusiveness and who rebuff the advances of people considered inferior;
[syn: clannish, cliquish, clubby, snobbish, snobby]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Clannish \Clan"nish\, a. Of or pertaining to a clan; closely united, like a clan; disposed to associate only with one's clan or clique; actuated by the traditions, prejudices, habits, etc., of a clan. -- Clan"nish*ly, adv. -- clan"nish*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

35 Moby Thesaurus words for "clannish": arrogant, cliquey, cliquish, contemptuous, contumelious, disdainful, elect, ethnic, ethnocentric, exclusive, family, genetic, gentile, gentilic, haughty, lineal, national, phyletic, phylogenetic, racial, scornful, select, selective, sneering, sniffy, snobbish, snobby, snooty, snotty, supercilious, toploftical, toplofty, totemic, tribal, withering