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self-confessed

[ self-kuh n-fest, self- ]
/ ˈsɛlf kənˈfɛst, ˌsɛlf- /
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adjective

openly admitting to being a type of person with a particular quality, habit, character, etc.: He's a self-confessed gambler.

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RELATED WORDS

stated, affirmed

Nearby words

self-complacent, self-composed, self-conceit, self-concept, self-conception, self-confessed, self-confidence, self-confident, self-congratulation, self-congratulatory, self-conscious

Origin of self-confessed

First recorded in 1915–20
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British Dictionary definitions for self-confessed

self-confessed


adjective

according to one's own testimony or admissiona self-confessed liar
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