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admittedly

[ad-mit-id-lee] /ædˈmɪt ɪd li/
adverb
1.
by acknowledgment; by one's own admission; confessedly:
He was admittedly the one who had lost the documents.
Origin of admittedly
1795-1805
1795-1805
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  • It is desired for its own sake; its opposite is admittedly undesirable.

  • What amount of assurance may you offer to us, you who admittedly are one of ourselves?

    The Loyalist James Francis Barrett
  • The word "Socialism" is admittedly one of the noblest and most inspiring words ever born of human speech.

    Socialism John Spargo
  • Suffice it to record the fact that these relics are admittedly pre-Christian.

    The Non-Christian Cross John Denham Parsons
  • Let us hear him upon this subject, admittedly of European importance.

British Dictionary definitions for admittedly

admittedly

/ədˈmɪtɪdlɪ/
adverb
1.
(sentence modifier) willingly conceded: admittedly I am afraid
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Word Origin and History for admittedly
adv.

1780, from past participle of admit + -ly (2).

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