adjective a confirmed bachelor/alcoholic/vegetarian etc someone who seems completely happy with the way of life they have chosen

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  • 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

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  • confirmed — late 14c., of diseases, firmly established, pp. adj. from CONFIRM (Cf. confirm). Of persons and their habits, from 1826 …   Etymology 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

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