adjective having openly admitted to being a person with certain characteristics.
self-confessedly adverb
self-confession noun
self-confessional adjective

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  • self-confessed — [self′kən fest′] adj. being such by one s own admission [a self confessed thief] …   English World dictionary

  • self-confessed — /self keuhn fest , self /, adj. openly admitting to being a type of person with a particular quality, habit, character, etc.: He s a self confessed gambler. [1915 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • self-confessed — self con fessed adj [only before noun] admitting that you have a particular quality, especially one that is bad ▪ a self confessed drug addict …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • self-confessed — self con fessed adjective admitting to being a particular bad type of person or to having a particular negative quality: a self confessed liar …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • self-confessed — self′ confessed′ adj. openly admitting to being a person of a specified type • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • self-confessed — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ openly admitting to having certain characteristics …   English terms dictionary

  • self-confessed — ADJ: ADJ n If you describe someone as a self confessed murderer or a self confessed romantic, for example, you mean that they admit openly that they are a murderer or a romantic. The self confessed drug addict was arrested 13 months ago... She is …   English dictionary

  • self-confessed — adj. openly admitting oneself to be (a self confessed thief). * * * ˌself conˈfessed [self confessed] adjective only before noun admitting that you are a particular type of person or have a particular problem, especially a bad one • a self… …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-confessed —  as in a self confessed murderer, is usually tautological. In most cases, confessed alone is enough …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • self-confessed —    as in a self confessed murderer, is usually tautological. In most cases, confessed alone is enough …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • self-confessed — /ˈsɛlf kənfɛst/ (say self kuhnfest) adjective known to be such on one s own testimony: a self confessed murderer …  

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