ad·​mit·​ted·​ly əd-ˈmi-təd-lē How to pronounce admittedly (audio)
: as has been or must be admitted
an admittedly inadequate treatment
: it must be admitted
admittedly, we took a chance

Examples of admittedly in a Sentence

admittedly, I should not have lost my temper like that
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Word History


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

First Known Use

1771, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of admittedly was in 1771

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Cite this Entry

“Admittedly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


ad·​mit·​ted·​ly -əd-lē How to pronounce admittedly (audio)
: acknowledged as true

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