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English adjective: partisan

1. partisan devoted to a cause or party


Similarparty-spirited, tendencious, tendentious

Antonymsnonpartisan, nonpartizan

English noun: partisan

1. partisan (person) a fervent and even militant proponent of something

Synonymsdrumbeater, zealot

Broader (hypernym)advocate, advocator, exponent, proponent

Narrower (hyponym)bigot, doctrinaire, dogmatist

Antonymsnonpartisan, nonpartizan

2. partisan (person) an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity

Synonymsenthusiast, partizan

Broader (hypernym)admirer, booster, champion, friend, protagonist, supporter

Narrower (hyponym)addict, backslapper, balletomane, fan, fanatic, fiend, freak, gadgeteer, junkie, junky, nut, rooter, shutterbug, sports fan

3. partisan (artifact) a pike with a long tapering double-edged blade with lateral projections; 16th and 17th centuries


Broader (hypernym)pike

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