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Clannishness   Listen

Tendency to associate with only a select group.  Synonyms: cliquishness, exclusiveness.

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"Clannishness" Quotes from Famous Books

... prepossession, preapprehension^, presumption, assumption, presentiment; fixed idea, preconceived idea; idee fixe; mentis gratissimus error [Lat.]; fool's paradise. [causes of misjudgment. 2] esprit de corps, party spirit, partisanship, clannishness, prestige. [causes of misjudgment. 3] bias, bigotry, warp, twist; hobby, fad, quirk, crotchet, partiality, infatuation, blind side, mote in the eye. [causes of misjudgment. 4] one-sided views, one-track mind, partial views, ...
— Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases: Body • Roget

... natural history of the boy? One of the first points to be taken account of is his clannishness. The boys of one neighborhood are always pitted against those of an adjoining neighborhood, or of one end of the town against those of the other end. A bridge, a river, a railroad track, are always boundaries of ...
— Birds and Poets • John Burroughs

... economic nature. For the last twenty years the Jews have gradually managed to capture not only commerce and industry but they have also succeeded in acquiring, by means of purchase and lease, a large amount of landed property. Owing to their clannishness and solidarity, they have, with few exceptions, directed their efforts not towards the increase of the productive forces [of the country] but towards the exploitation of the original inhabitants, primarily of ...
— History of the Jews in Russia and Poland. Volume II • S.M. Dubnow

Words linked to "Clannishness" :   snobbism, snobbery, snobbishness, cliquishness, clannish, exclusiveness

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