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(of a person) firmly established in a particular habit, belief, or way of life and unlikely to change.‘a confirmed bachelor’‘a confirmed teetotaler’
established, long-established, long-standing, firm, committed, dyed-in-the-wool, through and throughseasoned, hardened, settled, set, fixed, rootedstaunch, loyal, faithful, devoted, dedicated, stalwart, steadfasthabitual, compulsive, obsessive, persistent, unapologetic, unashamed, incorrigible, irredeemable, unreformable, impenitent, inveterate, chronic, incurabledeep-dyed, card-carryingView synonyms
- ‘True, he was a confirmed atheist, who had no patience for divinity, prayers or rituals.’
- ‘For confirmed fans, even the round-the-clock building work seems to be more a source of fascination than annoyance.’
- ‘Will she manage to make an honest gentleman out of the paragon of confirmed bachelors?’
- ‘Making fun of dot-coms is like shooting fish in a barrel; even a confirmed idiot is bound to hit now and again.’
- ‘She was a confirmed Buddhist when I left her but by that time I had gone the way into witchcraft and the occult.’
- ‘The president of a country about to go nuclear is a confirmed believer in the coming apocalypse.’
- ‘He was a confirmed loser, the most sluggardly of his Cambridge set.’
- ‘One of the best things I ever did for my Dad was made sure he had a Humanist funeral, as he was a confirmed atheist.’
- ‘Village folk accepted the gentle, good-natured confirmed teetotaller, who looked odd and harmed no one.’
- ‘No new ‘facts’ will convince the confirmed believer in this false history.’
- ‘Ever since, I have been a confirmed fan and take every chance I can to see him in action.’
- ‘Of course, all my ponderings are purely academic, what with my confirmed bachelor status.’
- ‘I always refused to say ‘under God’ since I was a confirmed atheist.’
- ‘As a confirmed cynic, I'm going to reserve judgement on that one.’
- ‘We are told from the start that James is a confirmed bachelor.’
- ‘Was he a husband and father instead of confirmed bachelor?’
- ‘What you have is a pack of confirmed thugs and psychopaths devotedly looting your once great nation.’
- ‘All in all, this is a must for confirmed fans of early music, and a great, varied introduction to early music for someone who is curious about it.’
- ‘For two women such as us, confirmed members of the jeans and T-shirt brigade, we were developing a surprising unspoken admiration for the seriously girly.’
- ‘Which albums have you been listening to this year, and who would you say has really impressed you, either as a new comer or as a confirmed artist?’
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