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

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This is particularly true with sports debates, which admittedly is a topic saturated with quantitative arguing points but should still be ran through the filter of context for accurate portrayal. Lz Granderson,, "The NBA’s transition from marketing superstars to super teams," 6 July 2019 Early last season, Cora was admittedly against pinch-hitting. Julian Benbow,, "In a pinch, Marco Hernandez delivers win for Red Sox," 4 July 2019 The tropical packaging and fresh coconut scent were admittedly very cute, but for once, the actual feeling of flossing won me over. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appétit, "This Coconut Oil Floss Turned Me Into a Daily Flosser," 29 June 2019 Although the beaches no longer are under enemy small-arms fire, the invasion armies admittedly still are to meet the bulk of the German forces. Houston Chronicle, "FIRST INVASION GOAL REACHED," 9 June 2019 Williams and Woodson were admittedly humbled by the exchange, but the two Auburn assistants weren’t there to help teach. Tom Green |,, "Adapt or die: How Auburn coaches look to other programs for slightest advantages in the offseason," 25 June 2019 Bold-face altruists such as Margaret Williams were among those indulging at the admittedly addictive cookie spread. Amber Elliott, Houston Chronicle, "Holocaust Museum Houston surprises Sue Smith, remembers late wildcatter Lester Smith at "First Look"," 17 June 2019 That marked a win of sorts, admittedly a temporary one. Tripti Lahiri, Quartz, "Protesters forced Hong Kong to postpone action on a hated extradition bill," 12 June 2019 Much of the action at Burning Man takes place at night, and so the lighting, while admittedly dazzling, also helps people avoid running into sculptures by mistake. James Tarmy,, "The Smithsonian’s Burning Man Art Show Is Actually Quite Good," 30 Mar. 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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an act or instance of editing or removing

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