self-confessed

[self-kuh n-fest, self-]

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. self-complacent,
  2. self-composed,
  3. self-conceit,
  4. self-concept,
  5. self-conception,
  6. self-confidence,
  7. self-confident,
  8. self-congratulation,
  9. self-congratulatory,
  10. 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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