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[self-kuh n-fest, self-] /ˈsɛlf kənˈfɛst, ˌsɛlf-/
openly admitting to being a type of person with a particular quality, habit, character, etc.:
He's a self-confessed gambler.
Origin of self-confessed
First recorded in 1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Its always the way, added the self-confessed man of the world, I wouldnt trust any woman living.

  • He had been remiss to the self-confessed daughter of his enemy.

    The Story of a Mine Bret Harte
  • "Wild Bill" is a self-confessed invert, and there are peculiar rumors concerning his intimacy with the Warden.

    Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist Alexander Berkman
  • self-confessed it was here, then, at last the Garden of Sleep!

    The Golden Age Kenneth Grahame
  • For weeks the local press seethed and raged denouncing Lloyd George as "arch-traitor" and "self-confessed enemy."

    The War After the War Isaac Frederick Marcosson
  • The inefficiency of Congress and its want of moral influence were self-confessed.

    Union and Democracy Allen Johnson
  • There is even a pathetic element in their self-confessed technical imperfections.

    Paul Verlaine Stefan Zweig
  • Now was he self-confessed as a principal in one of the shadiest of them all.

    Hard Pressed Fred M. White
British Dictionary definitions for self-confessed


according to one's own testimony or admission: a self-confessed liar
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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