tendency to associate with only a select group (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑cliquishness, ↑exclusiveness
Derivationally related forms: ↑exclusive (for: ↑exclusiveness), ↑cliquish (for: ↑cliquishness), ↑clannish
Hypernyms: ↑snobbery, ↑snobbism, ↑snobbishness

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clannˈishness noun
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Main Entry:clan

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