self-confessed


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self-con·fessed

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

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



adj.
openly admitting to being a person of a specified type.
[1915–20]
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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"
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Translations

self-confessed

[ˌselfkənˈfest] ADJconfeso
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self-confessed

[ˌsɛlfkənˈfɛst] adj (alcoholic, cheat) → dichiarato/a
he's a self-confessed thief/liar → ha ammesso di essere un ladro/bugiardo
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References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
Technology developed by two "self-confessed computer geeks" in the Highlands is helping bring new accuracy to land management on estates.
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Wednesday rejected New Delhi's plea to acquit and release self-confessed Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav but ruled that he be allowed consular access.
Self-confessed serial-killer Nicos Metaxas has been remanded seven times.
The victim was reportedly an asset of an anti-drug agency while the suspect is an alleged security aide of self-confessed Eastern Visayas drug lord Rolando 'Kerwin' Espinosa.
Chris Hughes, who lives in Knighton, Powys, is a self-confessed tractor fanatic: as well as restoring old machines in his spare time, he plans to arrive at his wedding this summer on a shiny new tractor.
Similar doubts have been raised in the deaths of two men described by arresting officers as self-confessed contract killers.
He lamented the untoward activities of some alleged unpatriotic Urhobos, whom he averred, were conniving with a self-confessed Ijaw man to cause disunity among Urhobos.
"His exoneration of self-confessed drug lords is a sign of his bias for the rich and powerful even if they are criminals," he added.
The High court has ordered a fresh hearing of the murder case against self-confessed serial killer Philip Onyancha.