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synonyms for clannish

  • akin
  • alike
  • associative
  • cliquish
  • close
  • insular
  • like
  • narrow
  • related
  • reserved
  • restricting
  • restrictive
  • sectarian
  • unfriendly
  • unreceptive
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antonyms for clannish

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  • friendly
  • open
  • welcoming
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How to use clannish in a sentence

For better or worse, we are clannish beings, and this has done much to shape our history.
MADELEINE ALBRIGHT: 'US VS. THEM' THINKING IS TEARING AMERICA APART. BUT HERE'S WHY I'M STILL HOPEFUL ABOUT THE FUTUREMADELEINE ALBRIGHTJANUARY 15, 2021TIME
Naturally so clannish a woman as Mrs. Gano had not let the years go by without much solicitude on behalf of her orphan grandchild.
THE OPEN QUESTIONELIZABETH ROBINS
Any infringement upon this moral code was punished by death to the woman and to her out-clannish lover.
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Unfortunately, also, Negroes are not by nature altruistic, not clannish like the Jews.
THE SOUL OF JOHN BROWNSTEPHEN GRAHAM
They proved much more clannish than the Bohemians and more reluctant to conform to American customs.
OUR FOREIGNERSSAMUEL P. ORTH
They remain, however, very clannish and according to the Federal Industrial Commission, without the "desire to fuse socially."
OUR FOREIGNERSSAMUEL P. ORTH
It was a caste system with social levels sharply marked off, and families united by clannish ties.
THE PROMISED LANDMARY ANTIN
They talk Hebrew among themselves and Arabic with natives, and they are as clannish as Scotchmen.
IN THE LAND OF MOSQUES & MINARETSFRANCIS MILTOUN
As a result, driven back upon themselves from every side, the traitors and their families became clannish.
THE IRON HEELJACK LONDON
In most cities the members of the legal profession form a clique, and are very clannish.
LIGHTS AND SHADOWS OF NEW YORK LIFEJAMES D. MCCABE
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