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confirmed

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adjective con·firmed \kən-ˈfərmd\

Simple Definition of confirmed

  • : not likely to change

Full Definition of confirmed

  1. 1 a :  marked by long continuance and likely to persist <a confirmed habit> b :  fixed in habit and unlikely to change <a confirmed do-gooder>

  2. 2 :  having received the rite of confirmation

con·firm·ed·ly play \-ˈfər-məd-lē\ adverb
con·firmed·ness play \-ˈfər-məd-nəs, -ˈfərm(d)-nəs\ noun

Examples of confirmed

  1. <a confirmed grouch who never seems to smile>

  2. <a confirmed tendency to exaggerate about everything>



14th Century

First Known Use of confirmed

14th century

Synonym Discussion of confirmed

inveterate, confirmed, chronic mean firmly established. inveterate applies to a habit, attitude, or feeling of such long existence as to be practically ineradicable or unalterable <an inveterate smoker>. confirmed implies a growing stronger and firmer with time so as to resist change or reform <a confirmed bachelor>. chronic suggests something that is persistent or endlessly recurrent and troublesome <a chronic complainer>.



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