admittedly

admittedly
adverb Date: 1804 1. as has been or must be admitted <
an admittedly inadequate treatment
>
2. it must be admitted <
admittedly, we took a chance
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Admittedly — Ad*mit ted*ly adv. Confessedly. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • admittedly — adverb acceptedly, allowedly, assuredly, authentically, authoritatively, avowedly, certainly, concededly, confessedly, doubtlessly, genuinely, incontestably, incontrovertibly, indisputably, indubitably, irrefragably, irrefutably, surely, truly,… …   Law dictionary

  • admittedly — (adv.) 1780, from pp. of ADMIT (Cf. admit) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • admittedly — [ad mit′id lē, ədmit′id lē] adv. 1. by admission or acknowledgment; confessedly 2. by general agreement, or consensus …   English World dictionary

  • admittedly — [[t]ædmɪ̱tɪdli[/t]] ADV: ADV with cl/group You use admittedly when you are saying something which weakens the importance or force of your statement. It s only a theory, admittedly, but the pieces fit together... Sometimes, avoidance of one… …   English dictionary

  • admittedly — ad|mit|ted|ly [ədˈmıtıdli] adv [sentence adverb] used when you are admitting that something is true ▪ The technique is painful, admittedly, but it benefits the patient greatly. ▪ This has led to financial losses, though admittedly on a fairly… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • admittedly — adverb (sentence adverb) used when you are admitting that something is true: The technique is painful, admittedly, but it benefits the patient greatly. | This has led to financial losses, though admittedly on a fairly small scale …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • admittedly — /ad mit id lee/, adv. by acknowledgment; by one s own admission; confessedly: He was admittedly the one who had lost the documents. [1795 1805; ADMITTED + LY] * * * …   Universalium

  • admittedly — adverb As is acknowledged to be true; by general admission; confessedly. Admittedly, vandalism is a bit of problem. See Also: admit, admissibly …   Wiktionary

  • admittedly — adv. Admittedly is used with these adjectives: ↑imperfect, ↑limited …   Collocations dictionary

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