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English definition of “self-confessed”


adjective [before noun]     /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 Admitting and confessing
(Definition of self-confessed adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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