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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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
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.
"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).
For a self-confessed illiterate, this is about as close as most engineers (me) get to science in the English language.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An eyewear designer and self-confessed neat freak revamps a Los Angeles-area home.
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.