confirmed

adjective
con·​firmed | \ kən-ˈfərmd How to pronounce confirmed (audio) \

Definition of confirmed

1a : marked by long continuance and likely to persist a confirmed habit
b : fixed in habit and unlikely to change a confirmed do-gooder
2 : having received the rite of confirmation

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Other Words from confirmed

confirmedly \ kən-​ˈfər-​məd-​lē How to pronounce confirmedly (audio) \ adverb
confirmedness \ kən-​ˈfər-​məd-​nəs How to pronounce confirmedness (audio) , -​ˈfərm(d)-​nəs \ noun

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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

Examples of confirmed in a Sentence

a confirmed grouch who never seems to smile a confirmed tendency to exaggerate about everything

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Esper’s swearing-in ended the longest period the Pentagon has gone without a confirmed leader in its history. Robert Burns, Twin Cities, "Mark Esper sworn in as defense secretary to succeed Jim Mattis," 23 July 2019 Esper’s swearing-in ended the longest period the Pentagon has gone without a confirmed leader in its history. Robert Burns, chicagotribune.com, "Army veteran and former lobbyist Mark Esper sworn in as secretary of defense, ending 7 months without Pentagon leader," 23 July 2019 Of the 713 top posts in the government which require the affirmation of the Senate, only 455 are filled by confirmed appointees. The Economist, "Patrick Shanahan stands aside from the DoD," 21 June 2019 This month, there have been three confirmed shark attacks in North Carolina. Chris Hopkins | Chopkins@pennlive.com, nola.com, "See how close a shark got to unaware Myrtle Beach swimmers," 19 June 2019 Of the 713 top posts in the government which require the affirmation of the Senate, only 455 are currently filled by confirmed appointees. The Economist, "Patrick Shanahan stands aside from the DoD," 19 June 2019 The Departments of Homeland Security and Interior are among the large agencies without a confirmed leader. Missy Ryan, The Seattle Times, "White House action on Pentagon nomination to await conclusion of ethics probe," 12 Apr. 2019 So yes, the BTS ARMY was lucky enough to be blessed with confirmed fan theories, a new music video, and a new album all on the same day. Allie Gemmill, Teen Vogue, "BTS Fans Are Decoding the New "Idol" Video and All Its References," 24 Aug. 2018 So began a four-day journey with no confirmed schedule on the ground in North Korea, no guarantee of the prisoners’ release or on progress for the summit and little to no sleep. Washington Post, "Traveling with Pompeo on secret mission to North Korea," 14 May 2018

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First Known Use of confirmed

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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confirmed

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of confirmed

: not likely to change

confirmed

adjective
con·​firmed | \ kən-ˈfərmd How to pronounce confirmed (audio) \

Kids Definition of confirmed

: unlikely to change a confirmed optimist

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