confessive

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From confess +‎ -ive.

Adjective[edit]

confessive (comparative more confessive, superlative most confessive)

  1. (rare) Confessing; constituting a confession or admission.
    • 1977, John Le Carré, The Honourable Schoolboy, Folio Society 2010, p. 197:
      ‘No, no. No sugar, thank you,’ said Smiley with a confessive grin.