clannish, adj. 1. akin, related, cognate, family, familial, lineal, fraternal; ethnic, ethnocentric, racial, tribal, cultural; leagued, allied, confederated.
2. cliquish, insular, closed, unmixing, exclusive, selective; narrow, parochial, provincial; haughty, snobbish, Inf. snooty, uppercrust, supercilious, disdainful, contemptuous.
3. prejudiced, bigoted, narrow-minded, close-minded, intolerant, illiberal. clap, v. 1. strike, smite, thwack, slap, smack, Australian. ding; punch, box, sandbag, Inf. slug, Inf. whack, Inf. clout, Inf. wallop, pound, thump, thrash, Inf. crown, SI. conk, Inf. knock [s.o.'s] block off, SI. bash.
2. buffet, cuff, tap, fillip; rap, bat, pat, dab, jab, poke, Inf. clip; hit, knock, bump, ram.
3. strike together, come together sharply, (of wings) flap or beat, snap; clatter, percuss; explode, fulminate, detonate; applaud, handclap.
4. put forcibly, place suddenly, set, bang, slam, dash, force, impose; thrust, push, sling, fling, hurl, rush, toss, pitch, cast; slap on, affix, put on, apply.
-n. 5. blow, box, Inf. clip, cuff, poke, jab, dab, pat, tap, fillip; slap, punch, hit, Inf. clout, Inf. buff, buffet, SI. slug, SI. bash; thwack, slap, strike, Inf. whack; pound, thump, thrashing, Inf. wallop.
6. clapping, clatter, clack; applause, handclapping; bang, crack, slam, snap; peal, loud noise, sustained sound, discharge, report, shot; explosion, percussion, detonation, fulmination, burst. clapper, n. 1. tongue of a bell, tongue; rattle, clack-er, noisemaker.
2. claqueur, paid applauder, SI. hired rooter. claptrap, n. 1. bombast, rodomontade, rant, inflation, fustian, cant, jargon, empty words, hogwash; ostentation, sensationalism, frippery, gaudiness, tawdriness, glitter, gloss; pretentiousness, pretension, pretense, false show; bluster, fanfaronade, swaggering, peacockism, peacockery; cliche, banality, platitude, commonplace; sophism, sophistry, casuistry, jesuitism, speciousness, elenchus; untruth, hypocrisy, insincerity; humbug, bunkum, SI. bunk; flattery, false praise, cajolery, blarney, palaver; nonsense, trumpery, twaddle, Inf bosh, babble, prate, moonshine, gibberish, prattle, blather, drivel, SI. bilge, rigmarole, tripe.
2. sham, fraud, deception, imposture, fabrication, stage effect, quackery, charlatanry; trick, hoax, mockery; pose, Inf. front, affectation, airs, attitude, veneer, display, parade. claque, n. 1. (all usu. hired) fans, followers, supporters, promoters, rooters, Inf. boosters, Inf. arm wavers; (all usu. of adolescent girls) bobbysoxers, teenyboppers, groupies.
2. sycophants, flatterers, toadies, toadeaters, tuft-hunters, timeservers, temporizers, Archaic. pickthanks. clarification, n. clarifying, simplification, elucidation, explanation; description, definition, specification, explication, interpretation, annotation, comment, footnote; exposition, disclosure, revelation, Archaic. enucleation, uncovering, unveiling, unmasking; show, demonstration, manifestation, exhibition, presentation; solution, answer, light, illumination, enlightenment. clarify, v. 1. make clear, disambiguate, make plain, simplify, make simple, make understandable, render intelligible; make explicit or unequivocal, define, make precise, specify; show, point out, demonstrate, manifest, exhibit, present, set forth; elucidate, annotate, comment upon, footnote; explain, describe, explicate, interpret; solve, resolve, clear up, decipher, figure out, disentangle; shed or throw light on, illuminate, enlighten, fill in.