confessedly

adverb

con·​fessed·​ly kən-ˈfe-səd-lē How to pronounce confessedly (audio) -ˈfest-lē How to pronounce confessedly (audio)
: by confession

Word History

Etymology

confessed (past participle of confess) + -ly entry 2

First Known Use

1634, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of confessedly was in 1634

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Cite this Entry

“Confessedly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/confessedly. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

confessedly

adverb
con·​fessed·​ly kən-ˈfes-əd-lē How to pronounce confessedly (audio) -ˈfest-lē How to pronounce confessedly (audio)
: by confession : admittedly
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