cliquish
adjective see clique

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cliquish — cli quish (kl[=e] k[i^]sh), a. Of or pertaining to a clique; disposed to from cliques; exclusive in spirit. {Cli *quish*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cliquish — index exclusive (limited), partisan, restrictive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • cliquish — cliquishly, adv. cliquishness, n. /klee kish, klik ish/, adj. 1. associating exclusively with the members of one s own clique; clannish. 2. tending to divide into cliques: a cliquish neighborhood. 3. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a… …   Universalium

  • cliquish — /ˈklikɪʃ/ (say kleekish) adjective of, relating to, or savouring of a clique: a cliquish fashion. –cliquishly, adverb –cliquishness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • cliquish — clique ► NOUN ▪ a small group of people who spend time together and do not readily allow others to join them. DERIVATIVES cliquey adjective cliquish adjective. ORIGIN French, from Old French cliquer make a noise …   English terms dictionary

  • cliquish — adjective a) Of or pertaining to a clique. b) Tending to associate with a small and exclusive group …   Wiktionary

  • cliquish — Synonyms and related words: arrogant, clannish, cliquey, contemptuous, contumelious, disdainful, elect, ethnocentric, exclusive, haughty, scornful, select, selective, sneering, sniffy, snobbish, snobby, snooty, snotty, supercilious, toploftical,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • cliquish — cli·quish || klɪːkɪʃ adj. exclusive, closed, unwelcoming to newcomers (of a group of people) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cliquish — cli·quish …   English syllables

  • cliquish — adjective befitting or characteristic of those who incline to social exclusiveness and who rebuff the advances of people considered inferior • Syn: ↑clannish, ↑clubby, ↑snobbish, ↑snobby • Similar to: ↑private • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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