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clannish

clan·nish

clannish

pronunciation:
klae nihsh
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: tending to associate closely with persons similar to oneself, to the exclusion of others.
similar words:
aloof, cliquey, distant, exclusive, haughty, insular, sectarian, snooty
definition 2: characteristic of a clan.
synonyms:
familial
similar words:
ethnic, fraternal, tribal
derivations: clannishly (adv.), clannishness (n.)