self-confessed


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self-con·fessed

(sĕlf′kən-fĕst′)
adj.
According to one's own admission: a self-confessed plagiarist.

self-confessed

adj
according to one's own testimony or admission: a self-confessed liar.

self′-confessed′



adj.
openly admitting to being a person of a specified type.
[1915–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.self-confessed - owned up to; "his admitted doubts"; "the conceded error"; "a confessed murderer"; "a self-confessed plagiarist"
acknowledged - recognized or made known or admitted; "the acknowledged leader of the community"; "a woman of acknowledged accomplishments"; "his acknowledged error"
Translations

self-confessed

[ˌselfkənˈfest] ADJconfeso

self-confessed

[ˌsɛlfkənˈfɛst] adj (alcoholic, cheat) → dichiarato/a
he's a self-confessed thief/liar → ha ammesso di essere un ladro/bugiardo
References in classic literature ?
But for the last few weeks a new influence had come over Hetty-- vague, atmospheric, shaping itself into no self-confessed hopes or prospects, but producing a pleasant narcotic effect, making her tread the ground and go about her work in a sort of dream, unconscious of weight or effort, and showing her all things through a soft, liquid veil, as if she were living not in this solid world of brick and stone, but in a beatified world, such as the sun lights up for us in the waters.
So it was that McMurdo, the self-confessed fugitive from justice, took up his abode under the roof of the Shafters, the first step which was to lead to so long and dark a train of events, ending in a far distant land.
Perhaps he was not distinctly conscious that he was impelled to it by a secret longing--running counter to all his self-confessed resolves--to deepen the hold he had on her.
THE family of self-confessed bomber Mohammad Sidique Khan are living in fear of their lives and are in hiding since the London atrocities were carried out, their MP revealed yesterday.
The couple, self-confessed Halloween fanatics, will throw their eighth biennial Halloween party this weekend - and it should be monstrous.
The self-confessed sex addict movie legend was spotted brushing up his game at the Loch Lomond golf course.
I CANNOT for the life of me comprehend Steve Tarbet's desire to enjoy a pint with that self-confessed pub bore Bill Julian.
A SELF-confessed killer wept in court yesterday as he admitted stabbing his cousin but denied intending to murder him.
Reid, a self-confessed follower of Osama bin Laden, pleaded guilty in 2002 to trying to blow up a transatlantic flight with explosives hidden in his shoes.
I WAS appalled to read in the Record about the self-confessed satanist, sailor Chris Cranmer.
And Henry, a self-confessed fan of the American way of life, is tempted to follow David Beckto the States.
NO DOUBT George Best will go down in football history as one of Britain's greatest footballers and rightly so, but we must not lose sight of the fact he was a self-confessed alcoholic which eventually cost him his own life.