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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. Correctional Facility inmate Dixon:

    The court had to assign me a public defender and the public defender had in his possession the confession, the videotaped confession of Lamar Scott, the eight eyewitnesses' statements, and one of the victims that survived, critically wounded victim, [ who ] told them from his hospital bed that I didn't shoot him, none of these witnesses made it to court. My attorney did not call one single witness. He didn't even give an opening statement to the jury. And all of this evidence existed before trial started.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Feeling sorry for oneself, demonstrate the way of realizing its tragedies and mistakes of a life that may soften the burden of the pain, to look forward, with the best efforts. Indeed, sorry is a confession, not the wasting of time.

  3. Denis Krivosheev:

    This chilling `confession' from a separatist fighter, alongside video evidence and testimony from witnesses, and the mounting evidence of abuses of captives by both sides, highlights the urgent need for an independent investigation into this and all other allegations of abuses in this conflict which began a year ago.

  4. 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.

  5. Mahatma Gandhi:

    To conceal ignorance is to increase it. An honest confession of it, however, gives ground for the hope that it will diminish some day or the other.

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