Definition of clubbiness in English:



mass nouninformal
  • The quality of being friendly and sociable with fellow members of a group but not with outsiders.

    ‘the clubbiness of media folk’
    • ‘It cut through the clubbiness, the sense that politics is just about personalities.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Clubbiness and nostalgia have sunk the avant-garde as surely as bad writing and self-indulgence.’
    • ‘There's also long been a clubbiness among men in general, from Boy Scouts on up.’
    • ‘I don't believe clubbiness is a characteristic of the university, although some respondents felt that was an issue in their area.’
    • ‘The clubbiness of sporting activity is highlighted as a way of gaining friends.’
    companionship, companionability, sociability, comradeship, fraternization, camaraderie, friendship, mutual support, mutual respect, mutual liking
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