Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Disposed to form small exclusive sets or cliques; characteristic of cliques and cliquery.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having the characteristics of a clique

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Examples

  • Electronic music can be inspiringly imaginative, but its subgenres can get pretty cliquey, which is why Carl Craig plays with different tempos and styles under as many monikers, and techno stalwart "Mad"

    Miami New Times | Complete Issue

  • Electronic music can be inspiringly imaginative, but its subgenres can get pretty cliquey, which is why Carl Craig plays with different tempos and styles under as many monikers, and techno stalwart "Mad"

    Miami New Times | Complete Issue

  • Auburn has been called a cliquey town and, hopefully, the AJ will expand its sights to include a variety of coverage.

    Auburn Journal - Top Stories

  • It is, however, to be wished there were more such "cliquey" people in our midst, for they are always conspicuously at the fore in supporting by their influence and their money every good cause which has for its object the alleviation of suffering and the improvement of the people.

    A Tale of One City: the New Birmingham Papers Reprinted from the "Midland Counties Herald"

  • Well, I mean, we've only had three events and two of them were kind of cliquey but then we had this reading -

    Zoilus

  • Pacific Northwest from Chicago and described the music scene as "cliquey" and "isolated."

    The News Tribune Blogs

  • Your whole world becomes the church (and it's not just Sundays either, you can actually be expected to attend anything up to 4/5 church events per week) Your peer group is small and 'cliquey' and it's pretty much the only one you have, as you are not really supposed to socialise outside it (except to "preach the word" of course)

    THE MEDICAL NEWS

  • And we LOVE new people in Se1, we reject being called "cliquey", so please do come along.

    London SE1 community website

  • Your whole world becomes the church (and it's not just Sundays either, you can actually be expected to attend anything up to 4/5 church events per week) Your peer group is small and 'cliquey' and it's pretty much the only one you have, as you are not really supposed to socialise outside it (except to "preach the word" of course)

    THE MEDICAL NEWS

  • It was like DJing a late night at an exchange, except better because the crowd were relaxed and friendly (rather than hyped and kind of cliquey/show-offy), the organisers were mellow and professional and the sound system was nice.

    dogpossum

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