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[ad-mit-id-lee] /ædˈmɪt ɪd li/
by acknowledgment; by one's own admission; confessedly:
He was admittedly the one who had lost the documents.
Origin of admittedly
1795-1805; admitted + -ly Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for admittedly
  • These questions are admittedly unanswerable if one has dealt only with dream-symbolism.
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  • Given the state's budget crisis, that is admittedly unlikely.
  • admittedly, this growth is sprouting from a tiny base.
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  • admittedly, they are preliminary and require replication in a bigger sample for confirmation.
  • admittedly, the real picture is more complicated than some in the education lobby would concede.
  • admittedly, economic growth has perked up across the euro area recently.
British Dictionary definitions for admittedly


(sentence modifier) willingly conceded: admittedly I am afraid
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for admittedly

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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