- 1A strong supporter of a party, cause, or person: partisans of the exiled StuartsMore example sentences
- Also, the fact that party partisans are put in charge of running the elections is crazy and is an obvious conflict of interest.
- Democratic partisans believe they smell blood in the water, and their instinct is to swarm.
- Today, as in the past, chefs are grouped into ‘schools’ with debates raging between the partisans of one and supporters of another.
- 2A member of an armed group formed to fight secretly against an occupying force, in particular one operating in German-occupied Yugoslavia, Italy, and parts of eastern Europe in the Second World War: the partisans opened fire from the woods [as modifier]: it is not in the nature of partisan warfare to produce victory in the fieldMore example sentences
- Giovanni Pesce fought with the partisans during the Second World War.
- Whether the same is true in the realm of the very small - the warfare of guerrillas, partisans, and terrorists - is more difficult to say.
- He reminded listeners that in 1943 Yugoslav partisans in Serbia fought against numerically superior German forces and won.
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- Prejudiced in favour of a particular cause: newspapers have become increasingly partisanMore example sentences
- It is part of the sincerity of rational arguments that they are never knowingly glosses for partisan prejudices.
- Of course, many of those who were right about the war were only right because of their own partisan prejudices.
- It's getting very hard to attribute these kinds of responses to sheer ignorance - or even partisan bias.
mid 16th century: from French, via Italian dialect from Italian partigiano, from parte 'part' (from Latin pars, part-).