self-confessed Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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self-confessedadjective [before noun]

uk   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)
Translations of “self-confessed”
in Chinese (Simplified) 自我坦白的, 自己承认的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 自我坦白的, 自己承認的…
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