confirmed

adjective con·firmed \ kən-ˈfərmd \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of confirmed

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 :having received the rite of confirmation

confirmedly

play \kən-ˈfər-məd-lē\ adverb

confirmedness

play \kən-ˈfər-məd-nəs, -ˈfərm(d)-nəs\ noun

Examples of confirmed in a Sentence

  1. a confirmed grouch who never seems to smile

  2. a confirmed tendency to exaggerate about everything

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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


CONFIRMED Defined for English Language Learners

confirmed

adjective

Definition of confirmed for English Language Learners

  • : not likely to change


CONFIRMED Defined for Kids

confirmed

adjective con·firmed \ kən-ˈfərmd \

Definition of confirmed for Students

:unlikely to change
  • a confirmed optimist


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