Meaning of clannishly in English:



mainly derogatory

See clannish

‘Although she is an Irish Catholic, Delia has fallen in love with a Protestant, married him, and moved away from the ethnic enclave where the rest of her family clannishly resides.’
  • ‘Many nationalities are here represented - mixed in some localities, clannishly separated in others.’
  • ‘While it is true that professionals stick together clannishly, the US system is superior on paper if not on the ground.’
  • ‘Just imagine: people gossiping, using rude language and behaving clannishly - and several of them are famous!’
  • ‘I have found that wherever I have been in the world there is an avid collection of Scots people who clannishly gather to arrange some sort of festivity on Burns night.’