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Adjective: partisan  paar-ti-zun [N. Amer], paa-ti'zan or 'paa-ti,zan or paar-ti-zun [Brit]
  1. Devoted to a cause or party
    - partizan
Noun: partisan  paar-ti-zun [N. Amer], paa-ti'zan or 'paa-ti,zan or paar-ti-zun [Brit]
  1. A fervent and even militant proponent of something
    - zealot, drumbeater
     
  2. An ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity
    - enthusiast, partizan
     
  3. A pike with a long tapering double-edged blade with lateral projections; 16th and 17th centuries
    - partizan

Derived forms: partisans

See also: party-spirited, tendentious

Type of: admirer, advocate, advocator, booster, champion, exponent, friend, pike, proponent, protagonist, supporter

Antonym: nonpartisan

Encyclopedia: Partisan