Definition of clique in English:
A small group of people, with shared interests or other features in common, who spend time together and do not readily allow others to join them.
- I hope that you all will get to know him and allow him to join our wonderful clique.
- In our close-knit cliques we gossip about a variety of topics even though we complain about the parents who do it.
- At that time, he hadn't joined any of the cliques he could have, staying alone, talking to a few other guys at a minimum level.
- Example sentences
- They stand for upper-class, cliquish snobbery.
- The intensity of Louis' initial physical attraction to her allowed Pompadour to adapt to the extraordinarily cliquish and exclusive atmosphere of Versailles.
- Then around 12 or 13, kids get cliquish and cruel and that disgusted me.
- Example sentences
- Not only would the overlapping of communities be encouraged but the cliquishness that plagues this campus will, hopefully, begin to be phased out.
- A new social system starts, and seems delightfully free of the elitism and cliquishness of the existing systems.
- Small world networks exhibit local cliquishness while exhibiting strong global connectivity.
Pronunciation: /ˈklēkiSHnəs/ /ˈklikiSHnəs/noun
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