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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; admitted + -ly
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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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