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Princeton's WordNet

  1. partiality, partisanshipnoun

    an inclination to favor one group or view or opinion over alternatives


  1. partisanshipnoun

    An inclination to be partisan or biased; partiality


  1. partisanship

    A partisan is a committed member of a political party. In multi-party systems, the term is used for persons who strongly support their party's policies and are reluctant to compromise with political opponents. A political partisan is not to be confused with a military partisan.


  1. partisanship

    Partisanship refers to a strong, often uncompromising, allegiance or loyalty to a political party, ideology, faction, or cause, typically resulting in a bias or unwillingness to consider different viewpoints or ideas. It can also involve favoring policies, decisions, or actions based on party affiliation rather than merit, fairness or public welfare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Partisanshipnoun

    the state of being a partisan, or adherent to a party; feelings or conduct appropriate to a partisan

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of partisanship in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of partisanship in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of partisanship in a Sentence

  1. Barack Obama:

    Well, what is true is that the ability of Republican leaders to rile up their base -- helped along by folks like Rush Limbaugh and some commentators on Fox News -- I think created an environment in which Republican voters would punish Republicans from cooperating with me, that hothouse of back-and-forth arguments and really sharp partisanship I think has been harmful to the country.

  2. Gavin Newsom:

    I don't care who's up and down, whosepolls are looking better than someone else's or who wants to runfor president or who doesn't, when it comes to timesof crisis, we need to [rise] above the partisanship andI've extended always an open hand, not a closed fist, those circumstances. And this is no different.

  3. Chuck Schumer:

    If Senate Republicans elevate such a partisan player to a position that requires intelligence expertise and non-partisanship, it would be a big mistake.

  4. Susan Rice:

    What has happened over the last several weeks by virtue of the invitation that was issued by the speaker and the acceptance of it by Prime Minister Netanyahu two weeks in advance of his election is that on both sides there has now been injected a degree of partisanship, which is not only unfortunate, I think ... it's destructive of the fabric of the relationship.

  5. Robert Kennedy:

    Folks, it would be easy to dismiss this past year as chaos, as partisanship, as politics. But it's far, far bigger than that. This administration isn't just targeting the laws that protect us, they're targeting the very idea that we are all worthy of protection.

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  • Fonorisa Elaine Blount
    Fonorisa Elaine Blount
    You can't be a good leader and be bias, selfish, and prejudice. You have to have be able to sacrifice your partisanship for the lives of the whole USA, serving with humility and unity under God.
    LikeReply5 years ago

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