HyperDic: inner_circle

English > 1 sense of the expression inner circle:
NOUNgroupinner circle, clique, coterie, ingroup, pack, campan exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
English > inner circle: 1 sense > noun 1, group
MeaningAn exclusive circle of people with a common purpose.
Synonymsclique, coterie, ingroup, pack, camp
NarrowerBloomsbury GroupAn inner circle of writers and artists and philosophers who lived in or around Bloomsbury early in the 20th century and were noted for their unconventional lifestyles
bohemiaA group of artists and writers with real or pretended artistic or intellectual aspirations and usually an unconventional life style
cabal, faction, junto, camarillaA clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue
faction, sectA dissenting clique
galere, rogue's galleryA coterie of undesirable people
hard coreThe most dedicated and intensely loyal nucleus of a group or movement
kitchen cabinet, brain trustAn inner circle of unofficial advisors to the head of a government
loopAn inner circle of advisors (especially under President Reagan)
mafia, maffiaAny tightly knit group of trusted associates / associates
military junta, juntaA group of military officers who rule a country after seizing power
Broaderset, circle, band, lotAn unofficial association of people or groups
Spanishcamarilla, cenáculo, clica, pandilla, peña
Catalancamarilla, camp, cercle íntim, colla, tim, trepa

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