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Synonyms for clique
klik, klɪkclique

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Wiktionary

  1. cliquenoun

    Synonyms:
    camp, coterie, in group, inner circle

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. clique

    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, clan, class, 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. clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, pack, campnoun

    an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose

    Synonyms:
    mob, refugee camp, coterie, encampment, pack, gang, plurality, battalion, ingroup, large number, summer camp, face pack, cantonment, bivouac, inner circle, camp, ring, multitude

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Editors Contribution

  1. parea

    a number of people who gather regularly to share their experiences and ideas with each other.

    the parea organized their meeting during the sunset at the beach.

    Submitted by rinat on June 5, 2017  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cliquenoun

    Synonyms:
    [Fr.] [Generally used in a bad sense.] coterie, club, brotherhood, sodality, clan, junto, CABAL, CAMARILLA, party, gang, set, private or exclusive association

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. cliquenoun

    Synonyms:
    coterie, circle

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "clique":

    coterie, cabal, syndicate

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How to use clique in a sentence?

  1. Norbu Dondrup:

    The Dalai Lama attacking our human rights totally has ulterior motives. He tramples on human rights, and has no right, no qualifications, and is unworthy of talking about human rights, as for some countries slamming our human rights, they either don't understand or believe the Dalai clique's rumors and bewitchments.

  2. Norbu Dondrup:

    As for some countries slamming our human rights, they either don't understand or believe the Dalai clique's rumors and bewitchments.

  3. Kathleen Turner:

    The' Friends' actors were such a clique — but I don't think my experience with them was unique, i think it was simply that they were such a tight little group that nobody from the outside mattered.

  4. Jay Lanham:

    Last year, we saw the gangs, especially MS-13, laying low. We arrested a lot of the program and clique leaders so their leadership was lacking.

  5. Jay Lanham:

    Weve seen a rise in gang activity here this spring. There have been a few homicides in the region, as youve seen, last year, we saw the gangs, especially MS-13, laying low. We arrested a lot of the program and clique leaders so their leadership was lacking.


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