partisan

If something is prejudicial towards a particular point of view, you can call it partisan. You'll often hear of the partisan politics in the US — since politicians seem to be so devoted to either the Republican or Democratic parties.

Partisan can be used to describe rabid supporters of any person or activity. In American English, however, it is most often used to refer to politics and the American two-party system of Democrats and Republicans. A bill introduced may have partisan support from the party that introduced the bill, or — more rarely it seems to American voters — the bill may even have bipartisan support. The prefix bi is added to show the support from both parties.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: partisan

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nadj
a fervent and even militant proponent of something
devoted to a cause or party
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n
a pike with a long tapering double-edged blade with lateral projections; 16th and 17th centuries
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: partisan
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n a fervent and even militant proponent of something

Synonyms:
drumbeater, zealot
Antonyms:
nonpartisan, nonpartizan
a person who is nonpartisan
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bigot
a prejudiced person who is intolerant of any opinions differing from his own
doctrinaire, dogmatist
a stubborn person of arbitrary or arrogant opinions
chauvinist
a person with a prejudiced belief in the superiority of his or her own kind
antifeminist
someone who does not believe in the social or economic or political equality of men and women
homophobe
a person who hates or fears homosexual people
racialist, racist
a person with a prejudiced belief that one race is superior to others
sectarian, sectarist, sectary
a member of a sect
segregationist, segregator
someone who believes the races should be kept apart
Type of:
advocate, advocator, exponent, proponent
a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea

n an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity

Synonyms:
enthusiast, partizan
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addict, freak, junkie, junky, nut
someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction
backslapper
someone who demonstrates enthusiastic or excessive cordiality
balletomane
a ballet enthusiast
fanatic, fiend
a person motivated by irrational enthusiasm (as for a cause)
gadgeteer
a person who delights in designing or building or using gadgets
shutterbug
a photography enthusiast
fan, rooter, sports fan
an enthusiastic devotee of sports
aficionado
a fan of bull fighting
gym rat
someone who spends all leisure time playing sports or working out in a gymnasium or health spa
railbird
a fan of racing who watches races from the outer rail of the track
Type of:
admirer, booster, champion, friend, protagonist, supporter
a person who backs a politician or a team etc.

adj devoted to a cause or party

Synonyms:
partizan
party-spirited
devoted to a political party
tendencious, tendentious
having or marked by a strong tendency especially a controversial one
Antonyms:
nonpartisan, nonpartizan
free from party affiliation or bias
bipartisan, bipartizan, two-party, two-way
supported by both sides
independent
not controlled by a party or interest group
unbiased, unbiassed
without bias
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n a pike with a long tapering double-edged blade with lateral projections; 16th and 17th centuries

Synonyms:
partizan
Type of:
pike
medieval weapon consisting of a spearhead attached to a long pole or pikestaff; superseded by the bayonet
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