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

Other Words from confirmed

confirmedly \ kən-​ˈfər-​məd-​lē How to pronounce confirmed (audio) \ adverb
confirmedness \ kən-​ˈfər-​məd-​nəs How to pronounce confirmed (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
Recent Examples on the Web Now, with more confirmed cases than the U.S. or anywhere in Europe, the U.K. is facing Omicron. Jason Douglas, WSJ, 10 Dec. 2021 Maricopa County reported 31 more confirmed cases since last week. Mackenzie Brower, The Arizona Republic, 6 Oct. 2021 The seven-day rolling average of confirmed and probable COVID-19 deaths on Monday in Georgia stood at 87 as measured by date of report. Helena Oliviero, ajc, 1 Feb. 2022 The nearly two-year-old pandemic has devastated the state, with 9,442 deaths and over 600,000 confirmed and probable cases. Alex Putterman,, 14 Jan. 2022 The seven-day average of confirmed and probable Covid-19 cases in the city stood at 34,295 on Saturday, up 28% from the week before. Kimberlee Speakman, Forbes, 4 Jan. 2022 The company says its confirmed show count through February is up 30% relative to 2019 across our large venue shows, for stadium, amphitheater, arena and festival events. Jem Aswad, Variety, 23 Feb. 2022 The city mandates government isolation and hospitalization for confirmed infections. Natasha Khan, WSJ, 8 Feb. 2022 As thousands of spectators from across the country lined Colorado Boulevard, nearly 1 in 4 people in Los Angeles County who are being tested are positive for the coronavirus, and new, confirmed infections are doubling every two days. Los Angeles Times, 1 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of confirmed

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

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“Confirmed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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

Kids Definition of confirmed

: unlikely to change a confirmed optimist

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