Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Like a clan; clinging together.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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"", Minnie L. Carpenter.