One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The quality of being friendly and sociable with fellow members of a group but not with outsiders.‘the clubbiness of media folk’
companionship, companionability, sociability, comradeship, fraternization, camaraderie, friendship, mutual support, mutual respect, mutual likingView synonyms
- ‘Clubbiness and nostalgia have sunk the avant-garde as surely as bad writing and self-indulgence.’
- ‘The type of male clubbiness off the promotion ladder becomes more apparent the higher up in an organization one goes.’
- ‘There is a kind of clubbiness in the parliament, a sort of collective mindset, a social conservatism.’
- ‘There's also long been a clubbiness among men in general, from Boy Scouts on up.’
- ‘It cut through the clubbiness, the sense that politics is just about personalities.’
- ‘The clubbiness of sporting activity is highlighted as a way of gaining friends.’
- ‘I don't believe clubbiness is a characteristic of the university, although some respondents felt that was an issue in their area.’
- ‘Paramount is the need to create an independent office for ethics enforcement to end the clubbiness that more often than not covers up or excuses abuses.’
- ‘I didn't want to add to the pretension and the snobbery, the clubbiness that I loathe in the wine world.’
- ‘Then there's the clubbiness of media folk in New York and Washington - not to mention corporate-pressured aversion to controversy.’
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