[ uh-voud ]
/ əˈvaʊd /


acknowledged; declared: an avowed enemy.

Nearby words

  1. avon,
  2. avon lake,
  3. avouch,
  4. avow,
  5. avowal,
  6. avowry,
  7. avram,
  8. avruga,
  9. avulse,
  10. avulsed wound

Origin of avowed

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

Related formsa·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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Examples from the Web for self-avowed

  • To be a self-avowed Democrat in a state as conservative as Texas, after all, requires a certain degree of conviction.

    Undecided Voters Are a Menace|Michelle Cottle|September 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
  • Theydon gazed at this self-avowed knight-errant in surprise.

    Number Seventeen|Louis Tracy
  • It was his intention, self-avowed and dominant, that he would come to some decision in regard to Eden before that walk was done.

    Eden|Edgar Saltus
  • Culpepper—the blunt and self-avowed scorner of the lady's man!

    Selina|George Madden Martin