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- n. the state of being clannish
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a tendency to associate with only a select group.
- n. a tendency to associate with only one's own clan; the propensity to display the sentiments, habits, and prejudices of one's own clan.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being clannish.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. tendency to associate with only a select group
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Their so-called clannishness, their solidarity, has many exceptions.
Family ties superimposed on clan clannishness, which is the blood heritage of the Highland Scotch, made it impossible for him to feel otherwise.
The latter are chiefly an expression of the predatory impulse simply; the former are more specifically an expression of that heritage of clannishness which is so large a feature in the temperament of the predatory barbarian.
Our so-called "clannishness" is not the issue here.
"clannishness" but also on the "licentiousness" of the Jewish population, manifesting itself in congregating on the streets, and similar grave crimes.
It's large scale corporate enterprise and clannishness that aren't very compatible.
Scotch of long ago, it is true, but none the less Scotch, with a thousand traits, to say nothing of their tricks of speech and woolly utterance, which nothing less than their Scotch clannishness could have preserved to this late day.
Then it was that that clannishness, which was his to so extraordinary a degree, asserted itself.
If he had scant sympathy with their social clannishness, he was with them in fighting discrimination.
Not for Montefiore was there a need for Jewish alienation from the world, or a reassertion of tribal clannishness.