What does the word clannish mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Clannishly.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Clannishness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Like a clan; clinging together.

Usage examples for clannish

  1. It is not clannish, or even national, it is essentially the lonely temper of a man independent to the verge of melancholy. – England and the War by Walter Raleigh
  2. They were of a type to be found in every small town; prosperous, conservative, constructive citizens, clannish, but not so much so as their city cousins, mingling socially with their Gentile neighbors, living well, spending their money freely, taking a vast pride in the education of their children. – Fanny Herself by Edna Ferber
  3. She had a difficult task, the people were clannish, and their prejudice was not easily overcome. – The Angel Adjutant of "Twice Born Men" by Minnie L. Carpenter