ad·​mit·​ted·​ly | \ əd-ˈmi-təd-lē How to pronounce admittedly (audio) , ad- \

Definition of admittedly

1 : as has been or must be admitted an admittedly inadequate treatment
2 : it must be admitted admittedly, we took a chance

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Examples of admittedly in a Sentence

admittedly, I should not have lost my temper like that
Recent Examples on the Web Michael Jordan was the original and won six championships, the late, great Kobe Bryant admittedly copied much of his game from MJ. USA TODAY, "How to be the Los Angeles Lakers of small businesses," 14 Oct. 2020 Followed by the Tigers not knowing how to use him without putting the lead — admittedly, a rarity in recent years — at risk. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers' Joe Jimenez was an All-Star. Where it went wrong and how he can fix it," 11 Oct. 2020 Kingsbury admittedly said the situation has become frustrating. Bob Mcmanaman, The Arizona Republic, "Kingsbury searching for answers as to why Cardinals aren't getting the ball to Fitzgerald," 6 Oct. 2020 In my admittedly far-fetched Ohio State-Penn State scenario above, both teams play Nebraska as one of their two crossovers. Nathan Baird, cleveland, "Big Ten football tiebreaker scenarios must also adjust to coronavirus chaos: College football Monday Madness," 5 Oct. 2020 It was admittedly hit-or-miss and kind of gimmicky, but its other use, 3D face unlock and authentication, wasn’t. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "The Google Pixel 5 has arrived with a new definition of ‘flagship’ phone," 30 Sep. 2020 Resetting now, while Lillard's trade value remains enormous, could be a sneaky (though admittedly sad) way to eventually move into contention. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, "Portland Trail Blazers trade Damian Lillard to Phoenix Suns in ‘realistic’ trade proposal," 2 Oct. 2020 In the days since, the village has at least been able to establish that the problem, admittedly from human error, was far from widespread. Jim Riccioli, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A Wisconsin State Assembly candidate and others were 'inadvertently' mailed the wrong ballots in Waukesha," 1 Oct. 2020 That broad capability—decadence and drivability together, as never before—made the Ghost widely appealing among this admittedly niche-buying segment: the .01% of people able and eager to spend more than $300,000 on a car. Hannah Elliott,, "Rolls-Royce Tones Down $332,500 Ghost in Latest Bid for Relevance," 30 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of admittedly

1771, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for admittedly

admitted "received as true or valid" (from past participle of admit entry 1) + -ly entry 2

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The first known use of admittedly was in 1771

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18 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Admittedly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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