- confirmed late 14c., of diseases, "firmly established," pp. adj. from CONFIRM (Cf. confirm). Of persons and their habits, from 1826.
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confirmed — A plan of reorganization in Chapter 11, 12 or 13 approved by the court and binding on the parties is said to be confirmed. (Bankruptcy in Brief) United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012 … Glossary of Bankruptcy
confirmed — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ firmly established in a habit, belief, or way of life: a confirmed bachelor … English terms dictionary
confirmed — [kən fʉrmd′] adj. 1. firmly established, as in a habit or condition; habitual [a confirmed bachelor] 2. chronic, as a disease 3. corroborated; proved 4. a) having received Christian confirmation b) having reaffirmed belief through Jewish… … English World dictionary
confirmed — index accustomed (customary), agreed (promised), arrant (definite), certain (fixed), chro … Law dictionary
confirmed — *inveterate, chronic, deep seated, deep rooted Analogous words: established, fixed, set, settled (see SET vb): *hardened, indurated, callous … New Dictionary of Synonyms
confirmed — [adj] habitual; rooted accepted, accustomed, chronic, deep rooted, deep seated, dyed in the wool*, entrenched, firmly established, fixed, habituated, hardened, hard shell*, ingrained, inured, inveterate, long established, proved, seasoned,… … New thesaurus
confirmed — confirmedly /keuhn fur mid lee/, adv. confirmedness /keuhn ferr mid nis, ferrmd /, n. /keuhn ferrmd /, adj. 1. made certain as to truth, accuracy, validity, availability, etc.: confirmed reports of new fighting at the front; confirmed… … Universalium
confirmed — con|firmed [ kən fɜrmd ] adjective 1. ) only before noun always living in a particular way, having a particular belief, or behaving in a particular way: He is a confirmed bachelor. a confirmed atheist 2. ) proved and therefore known to be true or … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
confirmed — [[t]kənfɜ͟ː(r)md[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n You use confirmed to describe someone who has a particular habit or belief that they are very unlikely to change. I m a confirmed bachelor... Leonard, a confirmed atheist, simply could not understand … English dictionary
confirmed — UK [kənˈfɜː(r)md] / US [kənˈfɜrmd] adjective 1) [only before noun] always living in a particular way, having a particular belief, or behaving in a particular way He is a confirmed bachelor. a confirmed atheist 2) proved and therefore known to be… … English dictionary