What is another word for partisan?

Synonyms for partisan
ˈpɑr tə zən, -sən; Brit. ˌpɑr təˈzænpar·ti·san

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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.5 / 2 votes

  1. partisan

    An adherent is one who is devoted or attached to a person, party, principle, cause, creed, or the like. One may be an aider and supporter of a party or church, while not an adherent to all its doctrines or claims. An ally is more independent still, as he may differ on every point except the specific ground of union. The Allies who overthrew Napoleon were united only against him. Allies are regarded as equals; adherents and disciples are followers. The adherent depends more on his individual judgment, the disciple is more subject to command and instruction; thus we say the disciples rather than the adherents of Christ. Partisan has the narrow and odious sense of adhesion to a party, right or wrong. One may be an adherent or supporter of a party and not a partisan. Backer is a sporting and theatrical word, personal in its application, and not in the best usage. Compare ACCESSORY.

    adherent, aid, aider, ally, backer, disciple, follower, supporter

    adversary, antagonist, betrayer, deserter, enemy, hater, opponent, renegade, traitor

    Adherents to principle; adherents of Luther.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. partisan

    adherent, follower, party man, henchman, clansman, supporter, disciple

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  1. partisan, zealot, drumbeaternoun

    a fervent and even militant proponent of something

    drumbeater, zealot, partizan, enthusiast

    nonpartizan, nonpartisan, bipartizan, two-party, independent, two-way, unbiased, unbiassed, bipartisan

  2. enthusiast, partisan, partizannoun

    an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity

    drumbeater, fancier, zealot, partizan, enthusiast

    nonpartizan, nonpartisan, independent, two-party, bipartizan, unbiased, unbiassed, bipartisan, two-way

  3. partisan, partizanadjective

    a pike with a long tapering double-edged blade with lateral projections; 16th and 17th centuries

    drumbeater, zealot, partizan, enthusiast

    nonpartisan, nonpartizan, bipartizan, two-way, two-party, unbiassed, unbiased, bipartisan, independent

  4. partisan, partizanadjective

    devoted to a cause or party


    nonpartizan, nonpartisan, independent, unbiassed, unbiased, two-party, bipartizan, bipartisan, two-way

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. partisannoun

    adherent, follower, supporter, disciple, champion, votary, party man

  2. partisannoun

    truncheon, staff

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. partisanadjective


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  1. Mark Jones:

    Sylvester Turner is effectively making this a partisan election and trying to take advantage of the 2-1 ratio of Democrats to Republicans in the city of Houston.

  2. Chuck Schumer:

    Its clear that Rep. Ratcliffe was selected because Texas Republican Rep. John Ratcliffe exhibited blind loyalty to President Trump with Texas Republican Rep. John Ratcliffe demagogic questioning of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller, if Senate Republicans elevate such a partisan player to a position that requires intelligence expertise and non-partisanship, it would be a big mistake.

  3. Kevin McCarthy:

    Our Capitol should never be compromised and those who broke the law deserve to face legal repercussions and full accountability, unfortunately, one year later, the majority party seems no closer to answering the central question of how the Capitol was left so unprepared and what must be done to ensure it never happens again. Instead, they are using it as a partisan political weapon to further divide our country.

  4. Rudy Giuliani:

    Must all be taken under consideration including my question about how a committee of Congress can be chaired by a partisan who has clearly made up his mind, it's like going before a judge who has made so many prejudicial comments about your client that it is a mockery to think he will be fair.

  5. Brian Patrick:

    After months of investigation, Nancy Pelosi's foot soldiers produced a partisan report that continues the false narrative created by the Michigan Democratic Party, this matter has already been resolved and dismissed by the Federal Election Commission. We have fully cooperated in the investigation and eagerly await a timely resolution.

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