from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Being firmly settled in habit; inveterate. synonym: chronic.
  • adjective Having been ratified; verified.
  • adjective Having received the rite of confirmation.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Made firm; fixed; established; inveterate; steadfast; settled: as, a confirmed skeptic; a confirmed drunkard; a confirmed valetudinarian.
  • Eccles., admitted to the full privileges of the church by the laying on of hands. See confirmation, 1 .

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of confirm.
  • adjective having a settled habit; inveterate or habitual
  • adjective verified or ratified
  • adjective Christianity having received the rite of confirmation

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of persons; not subject to change
  • adjective having been established or made firm or received the rite of confirmation


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