Meaning of “self-confessed” in the English Dictionary

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"self-confessed" in British English

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self-confessedadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˌself.kənˈfest/ us /ˌself.kənˈfest/

admitting to having a characteristic that is considered to be bad or not acceptable:

New evidence from a self-confessed liar was not enough to justify a retrial.
a self-confessed gambler/alcoholic

(Definition of “self-confessed” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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