confession


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

confession

[kənfesh′ən]
an act of seeking expiation through another from guilt for a real or imagined transgression.

confession,

n in spiritual and psy-chological practice, a process of acknowledging, repenting, and seeking forgiveness for mistakes.

Patient discussion about confession

Q. How can I confess to my girlfriend that I am bipolar? Not that it really matters, since I cannot attract a woman to save my life, but I was wondering if there is ever a good time to say, "Hey, I am bipolar" and anticipate the reaction. As a bipolar man who is looking for some love and sex, how should I handle the topic, if at all?

A. Thanks JennJ. I think you're right about the group mentality. Thanks.

More discussions about confession
Mentioned in ?
References in classic literature ?
I can sigh over my mournful confession with the tenderest woman who reads it and pities me.
The explanation has been written already in the three words that were many enough, and plain enough, for my confession.
In his confession he states explicitly that he was informed that the bomb was to be a feeble thing and that no lives would be lost.
Supposing her confession to have been made, or supposing the woman whom she had personated to have discovered the means of exposing the fraud, what advantage, she now asked herself, would Miss Roseberry derive from Mercy Merrick's disgrace?
Bert Danniker, a convict dying of consumption in Folsom Prison, was implicated as accessory, and his confession followed.
No conscious confession, Agnes--and therefore no confession that I need distress you by repeating.
Mr Allworthy then declared that the evidence of such a slut as she appeared to be would have deserved no credit; but he said he could not help thinking that, had she been present, and would have declared the truth, she must have confirmed what so many circumstances, together with his own confession, and the declaration of his wife that she had caught her husband in the fact, did sufficiently prove.
A squeaky voice screamed, "Confession or no confession, you are a police spy
amiable Possessor of HER Heart whose hand is destined to another, why do you thus delay a confession of your attachment to the amiable Object of it?
They were a long while trying to discover why the accused man should tell a lie about this, when about everything else he had made a truthful and straightforward confession.
There was no need for the old gentleman to make his little confession.
Such confessions as I intend to make are never printed nor given to other people to read.