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 Such an eventuality was admittedly highly unlikely. The Economist, "The next catastrophe Politicians ignore far-out risks: they need to up their game," 25 June 2020 The reason rib tips are such a novelty in Texas is, admittedly, a combination of laziness and convenience. Chuck Blount,, "Chuck’s Food Shack: Turn those rib, brisket trimmings into good eats," 22 June 2020 Na and Dustin Johnson are among the players who admittedly didn’t play much during the first two-plus months of the pandemic, choosing instead to safely isolate while enjoying a rare chance to spend extended time with their families. Dallas News, "PGA Tour’s return will bring unprecedented and unpredictable results at Charles Schwab Challenge," 11 June 2020 Modern Fertility’s pregnancy tests are admittedly pretty standard, but the company will sell them on its website for $14 for a four-count; top pregnancy tests can cost up to double that amount. Beth Kowitt, Fortune, "A revolution in the ‘family planning’ aisle: pregnancy tests with baby-free branding," 17 June 2020 From a gorgeous Fender to a next-generation grill, these admittedly big-ticket items will put a smile on Dad's face. Sunset Staff, Sunset Magazine, "Go Big This Father’s Day With These Splurge-Worthy Options," 17 June 2020 When The New Yorker Crossword was introduced, two years ago, it was designed, admittedly, to be challenging. Liz Maynes-aminzade, The New Yorker, "A Summer Makeover for The New Yorker Crossword," 15 June 2020 Police are trying to save face since they got caught (admittedly) unprepared. cleveland, "Is identifying the Cleveland looters from May 30th the best use of police resources? Thoughts from the subscribers," 14 June 2020 The long, but admittedly sometimes weak, economic recovery that began in June 2009 ultimately lasted 10 years and eight months. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "US recession officially began in February; now when does it end?," 9 June 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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2 Jul 2020

Cite this Entry

“Admittedly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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