[kuh n-fes-id-lee]


by confession or acknowledgment; admittedly.

Origin of confessedly

First recorded in 1630–40; confess + -ed2 + -ly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for confessedly

Historical Examples of confessedly

  • She was confessedly in league with a gang of adventurers upon a quest for treasure.

  • The barbarians were confessedly strangers to any such conception 102as that of a Will.

    Ancient Law

    Sir Henry James Sumner Maine

  • Confessedly from the people of each State, acting for themselves.

    The Long Roll

    Mary Johnston

  • All three were hanged, and all three confessedly were innocent.

  • Dr. Ryerson was confessedly a man of great intellectual resources.

    The Story of My Life

    Egerton Ryerson

British Dictionary definitions for confessedly



(sentence modifier) by admission or confession; avowedly
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