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

1795–1805; admitted + -ly Unabridged
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admittedly (ədˈmɪtɪdlɪ)
(sentence modifier) willingly conceded: admittedly I am afraid

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Example sentences
These questions are admittedly unanswerable if one has dealt only with
The youngest of the donated robots is about four years old, admittedly not that
  old for a history museum acquisition.
Admittedly, food blogging is not the same as reporting about war or the deficit.
Admittedly it is relatively easy to come up with hypotheses about tail function.
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