admittedly

[ ad-mit-id-lee ]
/ ædˈmɪt ɪd li /

adverb

by acknowledgment; by one's own admission; confessedly: He was admittedly the one who had lost the documents.

Nearby words

  1. admissible,
  2. admission,
  3. admissive,
  4. admit,
  5. admittance,
  6. admittee,
  7. admix,
  8. admixture,
  9. admonish,
  10. admonition

Origin of admittedly

First recorded in 1795–1805

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British Dictionary definitions for admittedly

admittedly

/ (ədˈmɪtɪdlɪ) /

adverb

(sentence modifier) willingly concededadmittedly I am afraid
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Word Origin and History for admittedly

admittedly

adv.

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

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