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partisan

par·ti·san

partisan

 
 
pronunciation:
par ti zn
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person who is strongly or actively devoted to some cause, idea, group, or person.
synonyms:
supporter
antonyms:
nonpartisan
similar words:
adherent, ally, devotee, disciple, enthusiast, fan, fanatic, follower, regular, sectary, zealot
definition 2: a member of an unofficial military group fighting for some cause, group, or person; guerilla.
synonyms:
guerrilla
similar words:
insurgent, irregular
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: devoted to or favoring a particular cause, group, political party, or the like.
Rather than voting according to her own conscience, the congresswoman voted in a partisan way.
synonyms:
partial
antonyms:
impartial, neutral, nonpartisan, unprejudiced
similar words:
biased, devoted, dogmatic, one-sided, parochial, prejudiced, subjective, sympathetic
definition 2: of, concerning, or resembling partisans.
similar words:
fanatic, fanatical, militant, zealous
derivation: partisanship (n.)