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Synonyms for clan
klænclan

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. clan

    A class is a number or body of persons or objects having common pursuits, purposes, attributes, or characteristics. A caste is hereditary; a class may be independent of lineage or descent; membership in a caste is supposed to be for life; membership in a class may be very transient; a religious and ceremonial sacredness attaches to the caste, as not to the class. The rich and the poor form separate classes; yet individuals are constantly passing from each to the other; the classes in a college remain the same, but their membership changes every year. We speak of rank among hereditary nobility or military officers; of various orders of the priesthood; by accommodation, we may refer in a general way to the higher ranks, the lower orders of any society. Grade implies some regular scale of valuation, and some inherent qualities for which a person or thing is placed higher or lower in the scale; as, the coarser and finer grades of wool; a man of an inferior grade. A coterie is a small company of persons of similar tastes, who meet frequently in an informal way, rather for social enjoyment than for any serious purpose. Clique has always an unfavorable meaning. A clique is always fractional, implying some greater gathering of which it is a part; the association breaks up into cliques. Persons unite in a coterie through simple liking for one another; they withdraw into a clique largely through aversion to outsiders. A set, while exclusive, is more extensive than a clique, and chiefly of persons who are united by common social station, etc. Circle is similar in meaning to set, but of wider application; we speak of scientific and religious as well as of social circles.

    Synonyms:
    association, caste, circle, class, clique, club, company, coterie, grade, order, rank, set

    Preposition:
    A class of merchants; the senior class at (sometimes of) Harvard; the classes in college.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. kin, kin group, kinship group, kindred, clan, tribenoun

    group of people related by blood or marriage

    Synonyms:
    kin, kindred, kinsperson, tribe, family, federation of tribes, folk, kinship group, kin group

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. clannoun

    Synonyms:
    race, tribe, family

  2. clannoun

    Synonyms:
    CLIQUE, COTERIE, set, gang, brotherhood, fraternity, sodality

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "clan":

    flock, tribe, herd, takemikazuchi, coven, tribal, posse, family, vampire

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How to use clan in a sentence?

  1. Christine Carter:

    We’re tribal, cave people, if you’re spending the majority of your day alone, it doesn’t feel good to most people. There’s a little part of your nervous system wondering where your clan is.

  2. Janet Comenos:

    I think we've actually seen that the Kardashians clan in general does not score super high in terms of consumer approval, trust is one of the core tenants of our consumer approval metric and that can lead to lesser results with their campaigns because people think that they're just kind of slapping their name on any brand.

  3. Patricia Bullrich:

    If it hadnt been resolved, it would mean a profound political crisis because there is a member of the lower house of Congress fighting for his life after suffering an attack from a mafia clan that didnt hesitate to kill a person for personal issues.

  4. Patricia Bullrich:

    A case has been resolved, if it hadnt been resolved, it would mean a profound political crisis because there is a member of the lower house of Congress fighting for his life after suffering an attack from a mafia clan that didnt hesitate to kill a person for personal issues.

  5. Ry Cooder:

    I didn't come from a very rigid background, where there's a clan or a tribe or a religion.


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