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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A small group of people who are friendly only with one another.

Usage examples (37)
  • . . . woe to him inside a nonconformist clique who does not conform with nonconformity.
  • The old clique is being edged out by conservative, Western oriented and devout Muslims.
  • The present military clique is taking full advantage of this and similar ancient beliefs.
  • Once the clique is born, members communicate with each other via e-mail, chat, discussion boards and instant messaging. for more
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  • A "cleek" is a big hook, a "click" is a light sharp sound, while a "clique" is a close, usually snobbish group of people who exclude outsiders.
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