avowed

[ uh-voud ]
/ əˈvaʊd /

adjective

acknowledged; declared: an avowed enemy.

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Origin of avowed

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at avow, -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM avowed

a·vow·ed·ly [uh-vou-id-lee], /əˈvaʊ ɪd li/, adverba·vow·ed·ness, nounself-a·vowed, adjectiveun·a·vowed, adjective
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