ad·mit·ted·ly | \əd-ˈmi-təd-lē, 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

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Tim played college football at Fort Valley State in Georgia and admittedly isn't a baseball expert, Goodrum says. George Stoia, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers utilityman Niko Goodrum driven 'like Michael Jordan'," 8 July 2018 Yacabonis, who admittedly struggles with stamina, craved contact to keep his pitch count down. Katherine Fominykh,, "Three months after disastrous debut, Orioles' Jimmy Yacabonis gets a do-over vs. Yankees," 10 July 2018 His approval ratings among Republicans remain high, while Democrats have struggled to muster an effective response beyond (admittedly justified) outrage at Mr Trump’s actions. The Economist, "America’s immigration system is broken," 28 June 2018 The film occasionally dips into cliche and admittedly takes some major liberties with the timeline and facts. Peter Dawson, star-telegram, "Ranking the top 7 Texas sports movies of all time — and their best scenes," 28 June 2018 Layla said of her admittedly disappointing first-semester grades. Kia Gregory, The Root, "Philadelphia’s Housing Authority Bought a High School: What Does That Mean for One of the City’s Poorest Neighborhoods?," 2 May 2018 Tveidt, an admittedly private man, was initially hesitant. Michael Katz, idahostatesman, "His mother left him in a box. 31 years later, this Boisean has reunited with his father.," 12 July 2018 Alex Metcalfe's dark, dreary photography, while admittedly a trial to endure, well befits the gloomy setting. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Lighthouse': Film Review," 4 July 2018 Burger Located in Fremont in what used to be an auto- and boat-repair shop, Uneeda Burger is admittedly much cooler than the inside of a Whole Foods. Zoe Sayler, The Seattle Times, "Seattle’s veggie burgers: Eating your vegetables never tasted this good," 3 July 2018

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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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to reject or criticize sharply

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