self-confessed love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. According to one's own admission: a self-confessed plagiarist.

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  • adj. According to a person's own confession or admission

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  • adj. owned up to

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Examples

  • talk show host, criticizing the American and European media for labeling self-confessed Norwegian terrorist Anders Behring-Breivika as a Christian extremist, despite the killer's multiple oral and written claims to believe in Christianity

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  • I won't comment on his self-confessed psychological flaws as that would force me to include similar comments on that other nutter, Derek Draper.

    Alastair Campbell starts a blog

  • "The 'work hard, get good grades and go to college to get a job' mantra is dead," says twenty-something self-confessed hustler Scott Gerber, author of Never Get a "Real" Job: How To Dump Your Boss, Build a Business and Not Go Broke (Wiley, December 2010).

    Emily Bennington: 'Entitled' to What, Being Unemployed?

  • For a self-confessed illiterate, this is about as close as most engineers (me) get to science in the English language.

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  • On the few occasions he has to bat, Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey, a self-confessed Star Wars nut, borrows his walk out music from Darth Vader—the Imperial March by John Williams.

    A Player's Big Decision: Intro Music

  • The Secret Millionaire9pm, Channel 4Chris Brown is a gadget-obsessed, self-confessed geek who has made millions from his travel website, but lives an unostentatious, family-based lifestyle and wants to put his wealth to good use.

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  • The prop, who is a self-confessed Take That fan, wrote in his book: I know I sound like an old git, but a message I'd like to give kids starting out as professionals today is how vital it is that they put some money away.

    Phil Vickery calls time on playing career

  • The tears of a self-confessed stoic will always grab the headlines, but it should be noted that this match was extraordinarily absorbing, with Rezaï producing shots of unplayable depth.

    Victorious Serena Fails to Ward Off Tears

  • An eyewear designer and self-confessed neat freak revamps a Los Angeles-area home.

    Obsessive-Compulsive Design

  • Ms. Nagel is a self-confessed "news junkie" and always thought she would go into journalism, but instead left her native France to work in investment banking in London.

    Careers Take Flight in Turbulent Skies

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