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CONFIRMED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does confirmed mean? 

CONFIRMED (adjective)
  The adjective CONFIRMED has 3 senses:

1. of persons; not subject to change
2. having been established or made firm or received the rite of confirmation
3. having a habit of long standing

  Familiarity information: CONFIRMED used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONFIRMED (adjective)


Sense 1confirmed [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of persons; not subject to change

Context examples:

a confirmed bachelor / a confirmed invalid

Similar:

unchangeable (not changeable or subject to change)


Sense 2confirmed [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having been established or made firm or received the rite of confirmation

Context examples:

confirmed reservations / received confirmed reports of casualties / a confirmed Catholic

Similar:

official (verified officially)

Antonym:

unconfirmed (not finally established or settled)


Sense 3confirmed [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having a habit of long standing

Synonyms:

inveterate; confirmed; habitual

Context example:

a chronic smoker

Similar:

addicted (compulsively or physiologically dependent on something habit-forming)


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