cliquishness


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Synonyms for cliquishness

tendency to associate with only a select group

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Members of DC Inside, however, often participate in movements that reflect a social conscience, and in this sense simultaneously display narrow cliquishness and an open-minded collectivism through which they attempt to communicate beyond the forum's own virtual borders (Lee, 2005: 72).
(To complaints of cliquishness: The Big Bang was cliquish too.) "It is an action movie," the artists add, winkingly.
Buckley, fresh out of Yale, stopped by and said, "I want to start a journal called National Review." So you can imagine the world I inherited: I went to Hillsdale College, worked for the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, went to Philadelphia Society meetings, and was enriched by that world but was also, in the end, put off by the cliquishness and incestuousness of it.
Seniors Paige Bunting and Hannah Anderson said cliquishness and bullying were far worse in middle school.
Gay men all, their cliquishness enhanced their elite status, as well as their magnanimity toward not-yet-published gay writers like White.
"Familiarity and collegiality can become a cliquishness in which newcomers and outsiders feel an intense pressure to conform to established rules of behavior in this 'microsocial' setting." Id.; see also 3 CHILDREN AND YOUTH IN AMERICA, 1933-1973, at 143765 (Robert H.
"I despise cliquishness, for reasons only my four closest friends will ever properly understand" Steve Hall
Wenger"; rearranges seating so as to minimize cliquishness and maximize grade improvement; and proposes a uniform to eliminate class differences and individuality.
Accusations of aristocratic haughtiness and cliquishness feature in Bulgarin's earlier attacks against Del'vig and Viazemsky, and come to the fore in his anti-Pushkin articles of 1829-31.
"Without partiality, without cliquishness, / Broad and long is the
"Our common aim," he says hopefully, "is not to render literary criticism drier and more technical but to reclaim governance of the field--its appointments and promotions, its curricula, its standards of publication, its manner of debate--from the fast-talking superstars who have prostituted it to crank theory, political conformism, and cliquishness" (xv).
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.
Wilson sees the prime actors in this movement as "embattled, even scorned by tenured constructivists" (Gottschall and Sloan Wilson, viii); Frederic Crews, a long-time critic of theory and a defender of empirical methods, sees the advent of evolutionary literary analysis as an opportunity "to reclaim governance of the field--its appointments and promotions, its curricula, its standards for publication, its manner of debate--from the fast-talking superstars who have prostituted it to crank theory, political conformism and cliquishness" (xv).
'I do take people's points about cliquishness but it is not as important in our society as it once was.
In Act 1, the ensemble of youthful-looking actors, dressed in slouchy casual wear (jeans, grubby long-sleeved collarless shirts--no fashion icons here), mill through scenes that evoke the chronic hardships of contemporary adolescence: bullying, relentless cliquishness, the cruel application of stereotypes, the pressures laid on by parents and teachers, and so on.