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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 ?
It stands recorded in the pages of his self-confession, that it nearly suffocated him physically with an emotional reaction of hate and dismay, as though her appearance had been a piece of accomplished treachery.
Whether the officer was impressed by this rare burst of self-confession is anyone's guess, but he took her license and registration and returned to his cruiser.
Without a self-confession to point to, the search comes down to secondary evidence (interpreting someone's living arrangements and social affiliations) and, less reliably, gossip.
In entering language and targeting an audience, self-confession unavoidably turns strategic.
Kind of like myself really and settling down at the ripe old age of 39, it's maybe a self-confession at times.
self-confession is often said by psychiatrists and others to be the first step towards recovery.
In 2009, the journalist and diplomat published his book "I Was a Spy," a sort of self-confession where he also voiced outrage from the fact his work for the Bulgarian intelligence on the Balkans is being considered the same as the work of agents of the Communist State Security, DS.