Synonyms and Antonyms of partisanship

  1. 1 an attitude that always favors one way of feeling or acting especially without considering any other possibilities partisanship can discourage any serious search for the truth Synonyms favor, nonobjectivity, one-sidedness, partiality, parti pris, bias, ply, prejudice, tendentiousnessRelated Words chauvinism, cronyism, favoritism, nepotism; self-opinionatedness, self-partiality; bent, inclination, leaning, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, propensity, tendency; preconception, prejudgment, prepossessionNear Antonyms calm, detachment, dispassion, indifference; aversion, dislike, distaste, hate, scunnerAntonyms impartiality, neutrality, objectivity, open-mindedness, unbiasedness

  2. 2 stubborn or intolerant adherence to one's opinions or prejudices there's a pervasive partisanship in the company that prevents it from acknowledging that other companies are outpacing it with innovative ideas Synonyms dogmatism, illiberalism, illiberality, illiberalness, intolerance, intolerantness, narrow-mindedness, opinionatedness, bigotry, sectarianism, small-mindednessRelated Words conservatism, reactionaryism; insularism, insularity, parochialism, provincialismNear Antonyms progressiveness, progressivismAntonyms broad-mindedness, liberalism, liberality, open-mindedness, tolerance

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