- of, relating to, or characteristic of a .
- inclined to associate exclusively with the members of one’s own group; cliquish: the clannish behavior of the original members of the country club.
- imbued with or influenced by the sentiments, prejudices, or the like, of a .
- of or characteristic of a clan
- tending to associate closely within a limited group to the exclusion of outsiders; cliquish
“disposed to adhere closely to one another,” 1747, from Clannishly; clannishness.+ . Related: