English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'clique'

(noun) 
Definition
a small exclusive group of friends or associates
The country is run by a small clique of wealthy families.
Synonyms
group
a radical group within the Communist Party
,
set
the popular watering hole for the literary set
,
crowd
All the old crowd from my university days were there.
,
pack
a pack of journalists who wanted to interview him
,
circle
a small circle of friends
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crew (informal)
a motley crew of college friends
,
gang
Come on over; we've got lots of the old gang here.
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faction
A peace agreement will be signed by the leaders of the country's warring factions.
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mob
Can you stop your mob tramping all over the place?
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clan
a powerful clan of industrialists from Monterrey
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posse (informal)
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coterie
The songs he recorded were written by a small coterie of dedicated writers.
, ,
cabal
He had been chosen by a cabal of fellow senators.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of cabal
Definition
a small group of political plotters
He had been chosen by a cabal of fellow senators.
in the sense of circle
Definition
a group of people sharing an interest, activity, or upbringing
a small circle of friends
in the sense of clan
Definition
a group of people with common characteristics, aims, or interests
a powerful clan of industrialists from Monterrey
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