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partisan

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of partisan

  1. 1 one who follows the opinions or teachings of another <partisans of the charismatic leader refuse to tolerate any criticism of him at all> Synonyms acolyte, adherent, convert, disciple, epigone, liege man, follower (also partizan), pupil, votarist, votaryRelated Words apostle, missionary, proselytizer, soldier; faithful, loyalist; advocate, backer, champion, supporter; protégé, scholar, student; ideologist, ideologue (also idealogue), sectarian; admirer, cultist, devotee, enthusiast, fan, idolater (or idolator), worshipper (or worshiper), zealot; apparatchik, camp follower, flunky (also flunkey or flunkie), hanger-on, henchman, lackey, lickspittle, minion, myrmidon, satellite, stooge, sycophant, toady, yes-manNear Antonyms apostate, defector, renegade, traitor, turncoatAntonyms coryphaeus, leader

  2. 2 one who is intensely or excessively devoted to a cause <a partisan of the revolution who was even willing to give her life for it> Synonyms crusader, fanatic, ideologue (also idealogue), militant, zealot (also partizan), red hot, true believerRelated Words activist; dreamer, idealist, visionary; cultist, disciple, follower, hanger-on, idolizer, votary; addict, aficionado (also afficionado), buff, bug, devotee, enthusiast, fan, fancier, fiend, fool, freak, habitué (also habitue), head, hound, junkie (also junky), lover, maniac, maven (also mavin), nut, sucker; advocate, apostle, backer, champion, evangelist, patron, promoter, stalwart, supporter; booster, rooter, well-wisher; faddistNear Antonyms dabbler, dilettanteAntonyms nonmilitant

  3. 3 one who stubbornly or intolerantly adheres to his or her own opinions and prejudices <she's too much of a political partisan to ever concede that the other side might have a valid point> Synonyms dogmatist, dogmatizer, bigot (also partizan), sectarianRelated Words doctrinaire, fanatic, purist; jingoist, nationalist; racialist, racist, supremacist; chauvinist, sexistNear Antonyms freethinker, latitudinarian, liberal



Variants of partisan

also partizan


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