HyperDic: partisan

English > 4 senses of the word partisan:
ADJECTIVEallpartisan, partizandevoted to a cause or party
NOUNperson partisan, zealot, drumbeatera fervent and even militant / militant proponent of something
person partisan, enthusiast, partizanan ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity
artifactpartisan, partizana pike with a long tapering double-edged blade with lateral projections
partisan > pronunciation
Soundspaa'rtahzahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > partisan: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningdevoted to a cause or party.
Synonympartizan
Narrowerparty-spiriteddevoted to a political party
tendentious, tendenciousHaving or marked by a strong tendency especially a controversial one
See alsoirregular(used of the military) not belonging to or engaged in by regular army forces
Oppositenonpartisan, nonpartizanFree from party affiliation or bias
Spanishpartidista, partisano
Nounspartisanan ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity
English > partisan: 4 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA fervent and even militant / militant proponent of something.
Synonymszealot, drumbeater
NarrowerbigotA prejudiced person who is intolerant / intolerant of any opinions differing from his own
dogmatist, doctrinaireA stubborn person of arbitrary or arrogant opinions
Broaderadvocate, advocator, proponent, exponentA person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
Oppositenonpartisan, nonpartizanA person who is nonpartisan
Spanishfanático
Catalanfanàtic
Nounspartisanshipan inclination to favor / favor one group or view or opinion over alternatives
English > partisan: 4 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningAn ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity.
Synonymsenthusiast, partizan
Narroweraddict, nut, freak, junkie, junkysomeone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction
backslappersomeone who demonstrates enthusiastic or excessive cordiality
balletomaneA ballet / ballet enthusiast
fanatic, fiendA person motivated by irrational enthusiasm (as for a cause)
gadgeteerA person who delights in designing or building or using gadgets
shutterbugA photography enthusiast
sports fan, fan, rooterAn enthusiastic devotee of sports
Broadersupporter, protagonist, champion, admirer, booster, friendA person who backs a politician or a team etc.
Spanishpartidario
Catalanpartidari
Adjectivespartisandevoted to a cause or party
Nounspartisanshipan inclination to favor / favor one group or view or opinion over alternatives
English > partisan: 4 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA pike with a long tapering double-edged blade with lateral projections; 16th and 17th centuries.
Synonympartizan
BroaderpikeMedieval weapon consisting of a spearhead attached to a long pole or pikestaff

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