Synonyms for confession

Grammar : Noun
Spell : kuh n-fesh-uh n
Phonetic Transcription : kənˈfɛʃ ən

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Définition of confession

Origin :
  • late 14c., "action of confessing," originally in religion, from Old French confession (10c.), from Latin confessionem (nominative confessio) "confession, acknowledgement," noun of action from past participle stem of confiteri (see confess). In law, from 1570s. Meaning "that which is confessed" is mid-15c. An Old English word for it was andettung, also scriftspræc.
  • noun admittance of information
Example sentences :
  • After all, Silence is only man's confession of his deafness.
  • Extract from : « Ballads of a Bohemian » by Robert W. Service
  • "There is little merit in this confession," quoth the bailiff sternly.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • But the District Attorney was not inclined to credit the confession.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • Joe Garson had shouted his confession without a second of reflection.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • There was no lack of confession in her eyes; they showed him a new heaven and a new earth.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Special assurance of forgiveness is also given in Confession and Absolution.
  • Extract from : « An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism » by Joseph Stump
  • You are never to mention this episode of the toss-up, or of my confession, to any living soul.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • I was going to make you sign a confession, but it's not needed.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • She omitted nothing, but searched her memory as if it were for a confession.
  • Extract from : « The Dream » by Emile Zola
  • By her own confession, she had been reading this: studying it.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth

Antonyms for confession

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