confirmed

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adjective con·firmed \kən-ˈfərmd\

Definition of confirmed

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

  2. 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

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


CONFIRMED Defined for English Language Learners

confirmed

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adjective con·firmed \kən-ˈfərmd\

Definition of confirmed for English Language Learners

  • : not likely to change


CONFIRMED Defined for Kids

confirmed

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adjective con·firmed \kən-ˈfərmd\

Definition of confirmed for Students

  1. :  unlikely to change a confirmed optimist



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