Definition of partisan adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌpɑːtɪˈzæn//
, BrE//ˈpɑːtɪzæn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːrtəzn//
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(often disapproving) showing too much support for one person, group or idea, especially without considering it carefully synonym one-sided Most newspapers are politically partisan. Word Originmid 16th cent.: from French, via Italian dialect from Italian partigiano, from parte ‘part’ (from Latin pars, part-).Extra examples The president’s intentions were not partisan. The speakers were encouraged by a large partisan crowd. They had strong partisan views.
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