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 The biggest issue with Benedetta is admittedly a small one. Jeff Ewing, Forbes, 13 Oct. 2021 Perspective, admittedly, is always tough for Auburn, but, then again, that’s why Auburn, in all of its messy charm, is like nowhere else in the country. Joseph Goodman |, al, 10 Oct. 2021 Now admittedly, many of these features are already available with Google Lens. Yoni Heisler, BGR, 9 Oct. 2021 There’s admittedly a long way to go, thought that sounds as much a threat right now as a call to arms. Dave Hyde,, 4 Oct. 2021 Our introduction to this world was admittedly self-serving. Los Angeles Times, 4 Oct. 2021 An act that, admittedly, left my mouth hanging open in shock for about a week afterward. Andy Meek, BGR, 2 Oct. 2021 Four days later, an admittedly nervous Stefanski called the plays in a 41-17 victory over the Dolphins, their most points in three years behind 418 yards of offense. Ellis L. Williams, cleveland, 30 Sep. 2021 Taggart is the least successful, although admittedly with a small sample size. Ken Goe For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 25 Sep. 2021

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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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19 Oct 2021

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“Admittedly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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