Confess vs Nonconfession - What's the difference?
As a verb confess
) to admit to the truth, particularly in the context of sins or crimes committed.
As a noun nonconfession is
the absence of a confession, or the refusal to confess.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(senseid) To admit to the truth, particularly in the context of sins or crimes committed.
- People confess to anything under torture.
- I never gave it him. Send for him hither, / And let him confess a truth.
- And there confess / Humbly our faults, and pardon beg.
To acknowledge faith in; to profess belief in.
* Bible, Matthew x. 32
- I must confess I was most pleased with a beautiful prospect that none of them have mentioned.
* Bible, Acts xxiii. 8
- Whosoever, therefore, shall confess' me before men, him will I ' confess , also, before my Father which is in heaven.
(religion) To unburden (oneself) of sins to a priest, in order to receive absolution.
- For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit; but the Pharisees confess both.
(religion) To hear or receive such a confession of sins from.
* Ld. Berners
- Our beautiful votary took an opportunity of confessing herself to this celebrated father.
(senseid) To disclose or reveal.
* Alexander Pope
- He heard mass, and the prince, his son, with him, and the most part of his company were confessed .
- Tall thriving trees confessed the fruitful mould.
* (l), (l)
* own up
* come clean
The absence of a confession, or the refusal to confess