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Synonyms for cliquishness

tendency to associate with only a select group

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The younger scribe: Dryden, forty-one, far better known at this stage as playwright than as poet or essayist, of personal morals higher than most of his Restoration cronies, yet marred by cliquishness and the social-climbing urge.
I do take people's points about cliquishness but it is not as important in our society as it once was.
It is a cautionary tale for those naive enough to believe that airmen are above politics, ambition, cliquishness, meddling, and of even letting the importance of winning local political battles at home come before beating the enemy.
In the run-up to Euro 2004 the Dutch have proved again that when it comes to in-fighting and cliquishness, they are masters right enough.
Though with this narrow swath he was risking a future charge of cliquishness, I knew that any other approach would gainer more "regrets" than people present--some even from those in attendance.
All we can understand is the oppressiveness of the building, hints of cliquishness and the skill of the director.
Selfishness, factionalism, cliquishness and egos -are all personal traits that are death to a football team.
Each member of each clique retains their so-called cliquishness but yet engages in active global -- or outside the clique -- interactions.
Continue with the present formula to take the cliquishness out of the sport
HAYWOOD says the 'yahs' do tend to stick together, drinking in particular pubs, but the university is so small there isn't room for too much cliquishness.
When word got out that Jennifer Jason Leigh and Alan Cumming had corralled a bunch of their close buddies for a movie they had written about--wow a bunch of close buddies having a party, visions of cliquishness, in-jokes, and indulgence danced in our head.