Admittedly



by acknowledgment; by one’s own admission; confessedly:
He was admittedly the one who had lost the documents.
Contemporary Examples

But it is not actually as toxic as it seems (although, admittedly, it does seem pretty toxic).
New York’s Conservative Fracking Ban Jay Michaelson December 19, 2014

Another recent example, which, admittedly, has its own problems, demonstrated the street harassment women receive daily.
Hey, Creeps, ‘Compliments’ Are Harassment, Too Tauriq Moosa November 4, 2014

In this case we had an admittedly suspicious looking set of circumstances.
Why Can’t “No Scandal” Be Big News? Michael Tomasky August 1, 2013

There were some students who, admittedly, had gotten into a lot of trouble back home and needed some sort of intervention.
‘Kidnapped for Christ’ Review: Come Because You’re Gay, Stay For Jesus Matthew Paul Turner July 10, 2014

Yet right now and for the foreseeable future, fear, admittedly the bluntest of blunt objects, is our best strategy.
Could Graphic New Anti Smoking Ads Do More Harm? Kent Sepkowitz March 15, 2012

Historical Examples

It is desired for its own sake; its opposite is admittedly undesirable.
The Worlds Greatest Books, Volume XIII. Various

Suffice it to record the fact that these relics are admittedly pre-Christian.
The Non-Christian Cross John Denham Parsons

The word “Socialism” is admittedly one of the noblest and most inspiring words ever born of human speech.
Socialism John Spargo

It was admittedly too high-powered for England; you were across the county in about a minute.
Love and Lucy Maurice Henry Hewlett

Let us hear him upon this subject, admittedly of European importance.
Early Bardic Literature, Ireland Standish O’Grady

adverb
(sentence modifier) willingly conceded: admittedly I am afraid
adv.

1780, from past participle of admit + -ly (2).

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    to allow to enter; grant or afford entrance to: to admit a student to college. to give right or means of entrance to: This ticket admits two people. to permit to exercise a certain function or privilege: admitted to the bar. to permit; allow. to allow or concede as valid: to admit the force of […]

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