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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kuh n-fesh-uh n]
    • /kənˈfɛʃ ən/
    • /kənˈfeʃ.ən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kuh n-fesh-uh n]
    • /kənˈfɛʃ ən/

Definitions of confessions word

  • noun confessions acknowledgment; avowal; admission: a confession of incompetence. 1
  • noun confessions acknowledgment or disclosure of sin or sinfulness, especially to a priest to obtain absolution. 1
  • noun confessions something that is confessed. 1
  • noun confessions a formal, usually written, acknowledgment of guilt by a person accused of a crime. 1
  • noun confessions Also called confession of faith. a formal profession of belief and acceptance of doctrines, as before being admitted to church membership. 1
  • noun confessions the tomb of a martyr or confessor or the altar or shrine connected with it. 1

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Origin of confessions

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; < Latin confessiōn- (stem of confessiō), equivalent to confess- (see confess) + -iōn- -ion; replacing Middle English confessioun < Anglo-French

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Parts of speech for Confessions


confessions popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 94% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

confessions usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for confessions

noun confessions

  • bio — a biography, often a very brief one
  • memoir — a record of events written by a person having intimate knowledge of them and based on personal observation.
  • memoirs — a record of events written by a person having intimate knowledge of them and based on personal observation.
  • annal — the recorded events of one year
  • close up — If someone closes up a building, they shut it completely and securely, often because they are going away.

Antonyms for confessions

noun confessions

Top questions with confessions

  • who wrote confessions by usher?
  • who wrote confessions and the city of god?

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