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Synonyms for confession
kənˈfɛʃ əncon·fes·sion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. confession

    All these words express one's answer to a charge of wrong or error that is or might be made. Apology has undergone a remarkable change from its old sense of a valiant defense — as in Justin Martyr's Apologies for the Christian faith — to its present meaning of humble confession and concession. He who offers an apology admits himself, at least technically and seemingly, in the wrong. An apology is for what one has done or left undone; an excuse may be for what one proposes to do or leave undone as well; as, one sends beforehand his excuse for not accepting an invitation; if he should fail either to be present or to excuse himself, an apology would be in order. An excuse for a fault is an attempt at partial justification; as, one alleges haste as an excuse for carelessness. Confession is a full acknowledgment of wrong, generally of a grave wrong, with or without apology or excuse. Plea ranges in sense from a prayer for favor or pardon to an attempt at full vindication. Defense, exculpation, justification, and vindication are more properly antonyms than synonyms of apology in its modern sense, and should be so given, but for their connection with its historic usage. Compare CONFESS; DEFENSE.

    Synonyms:
    acknowledgment, apology, defense, exculpation, excuse, justification, plea, vindication

    Antonyms:
    accusation, censure, charge, complaint, condemnation, imputation, injury, insult, offense, wrong

    Preposition:
    An apology to the guest for the oversight would be fitting.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. confession

    Synonyms:
    creed, catechism, articles, doctrines, tenets, profession, declaration, subscription

    Antonyms:
    heresy, apostacy, protest, condemnation, refutation, index, renunciation, abjuration

Princeton's WordNet

  1. confessionnoun

    an admission of misdeeds or faults

  2. confessionnoun

    a written document acknowledging an offense and signed by the guilty party

  3. confessionnoun

    (Roman Catholic Church) the act of a penitent disclosing his sinfulness before a priest in the sacrament of penance in the hope of absolution

  4. confessionnoun

    a public declaration of your faith

  5. confessionnoun

    the document that spells out the belief system of a given church (especially the Reformation churches of the 16th century)

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. confessionnoun

    Synonyms:
    acknowledgment, admission, avowal

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. confessionnoun

    Synonyms:
    acknowledgment, avowal, admission, confiteor, shrift, exomologesis

    Associated words:
    shrive, shrift, confessional, shriven, shriver, shrift, father

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How to use confession in a sentence?

  1. Peter De Vries:

    Confession is good for the soul only in the sense that a tweed coat is good for dandruff -- it is a palliative rather than a remedy.

  2. Zhang Lifan:

    The logic behind all of this is that their sense of crisis is getting worse and the regime is feeling more and more insecure, FORCED CONFESSION.

  3. Karl Marx:

    The Tories in England had long imagined that they were enthusiastic about the monarchy, the church and beauties of the old English Constitution, until the day of danger wrung from them the confession that they are enthusiastic only about rent.

  4. Santiago Pedroso:

    You can imagine that a confession is very powerful evidence. In his confession he said he shot her because she had a gun and fired at him first, but there was no other evidence found anywhere inside the restaurant that supported that theory.

  5. Augustine of Hippo:

    The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works.


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