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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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  • It is desired for its own sake; its opposite is admittedly undesirable.

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

    The Non-Christian Cross John Denham Parsons
  • The word "Socialism" is admittedly one of the noblest and most inspiring words ever born of human speech.

    Socialism John Spargo
  • It was admittedly too high-powered for England; you were across the county in about a minute.

    Love and Lucy Maurice Henry Hewlett
  • Let us hear him upon this subject, admittedly of European importance.

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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