how to pronounce partisan


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partisan is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of partisan in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… of justice should be partisan matter in …”

meanings of partisan


  1. A fervent, sometimes militant, supporter or proponent of a party, cause, faction, person, or idea.
  2. The commander of a body of detached light troops engaged in making forays and harassing an enemy.
  3. A long-handled spear with a triangular, double-edged blade having lateral projections, in some forms also used in boar hunting.
  4. An adherent to a party or faction.
  5. A soldier armed with such a weapon.
  6. A member of a band of detached light, irregular troops acting behind occupying enemy lines in the ways of harassment or sabotage; a guerrilla fighter.


  1. Serving as commander or member of a body of detached light troops.
  2. Devoted to or biased in support of a party, group, or cause.
  3. Adherent to a party or faction; especially, having the character of blind, passionate, or unreasonable adherence to a party.

partisan frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word partisan occurs in english on average 2.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics partisan can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that partisan can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

words that rhyme with partisan


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