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English definition of “partisan”

partisan

adjective     /ˌpɑː.tɪˈzæn/ /ˈpɑː.tɪ.zæn/ US  /ˈpɑːr.t̬ɪ.zən/
strongly supporting a person , principle , or political party , often without considering or judging the matter very carefully : The audience was very partisan, and refused to listen to her speech . partisan politics → See also bipartisanUnfairness and favouring someone unfairlyJustice and fairness
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