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Meaning of CLANNISH

Pronunciation:  'klanish

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  befitting or characteristic of those who inclined to social exclusiveness and who rebuff the advances of people considered inferior
  2. [adj]  characteristic of a clan especially in being unified; "clannish loyalty"

CLANNISH is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: cliquish, clubby, joint, private, snobbish, snobby



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Clan"nish\, a.
Of or pertaining to a clan; closely united, like a clan;
disposed to associate only with one's clan or clique;
actuated by the traditions, prejudices, habits, etc., of a
clan. -- {Clan"nish*ly}, adv. -- {Clan"nish*ness}, n.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: arrogant, cliquey, cliquish, contemptuous, contumelious, disdainful, elect, ethnic, ethnocentric, exclusive, family, genetic, gentile, gentilic, haughty, lineal, national, phyletic, phylogenetic, racial, scornful, select, selective, sneering, sniffy, snobbish, snobby, snooty, snotty, supercilious, toploftical, toplofty, totemic, tribal, withering