Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or quality of being cliquish; inclination or tendency to form cliques. Also cliqueishness.

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  • noun the state of being cliquish

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  • noun tendency to associate with only a select group

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Examples

  • The "cliquishness" is part of society in different ways, but much of it, with respect to the high tech industries, is based on who you know from your army service, as well as on who your father knows from his army service.

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  • The "cliquishness" is part of society in different ways, but much of it, with respect to the high tech industries, is based on who you know from your army service, as well as on who your father knows from his army service.

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  • And what happens when parents, like the ones in the Times article who encouraged their first graders 'cliquishness, push their kids not to make friends but to network, racking up connections with the right people, the ones with status who may not necessarily be the nicest or most fun to be with?

    Brian Gresko: In Defense of Childhood: Let Kids Be Kids!

  • And what happens when parents, like the ones in the Times article who encouraged their first graders 'cliquishness, push their kids not to make friends but to network, racking up connections with the right people, the ones with status who may not necessarily be the nicest or most fun to be with?

    Brian Gresko: In Defense of Childhood: Let Kids Be Kids!

  • And what happens when parents, like the ones in the Times article who encouraged their first graders 'cliquishness, push their kids not to make friends but to network, racking up connections with the right people, the ones with status who may not necessarily be the nicest or most fun to be with?

    Brian Gresko: In Defense of Childhood: Let Kids Be Kids!

  • And what happens when parents, like the ones in the Times article who encouraged their first graders 'cliquishness, push their kids not to make friends but to network, racking up connections with the right people, the ones with status who may not necessarily be the nicest or most fun to be with?

    Brian Gresko: In Defense of Childhood: Let Kids Be Kids!

  • Just wanted to be up front with you there. oursin made this post about her Wiscon experience and cliquishness.

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  • And what happens when parents, like the ones in the Times article who encouraged their first graders 'cliquishness, push their kids not to make friends but to network, racking up connections with the right people, the ones with status who may not necessarily be the nicest or most fun to be with?

    Brian Gresko: In Defense of Childhood: Let Kids Be Kids!

  • There is also too much cliquishness on this blog site.

    Think Progress » Palin aide refuses to criticize Limbaugh by name when calling his ‘retard’ comments ‘crude and demeaning.’

  • And what happens when parents, like the ones in the Times article who encouraged their first graders 'cliquishness, push their kids not to make friends but to network, racking up connections with the right people, the ones with status who may not necessarily be the nicest or most fun to be with?

    Brian Gresko: In Defense of Childhood: Let Kids Be Kids!

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