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[sentence adverb] Used to introduce a concession or recognition that something is true or is the case.‘admittedly, the salary was not wonderful, but the duties were light’‘this is admittedly an extreme case’
admittedly, beyond question, without question, definitely, undoubtedly, without a doubtView synonyms
- ‘I blame the speed for making me fall six times, although, admittedly, I was the only one amongst us to do so.’
- ‘On each of the first two holes, admittedly from tricky spots, he failed to even get his ball on the green when chipping.’
- ‘The flurry of inputs, some of which admittedly do not have much substance should not be dismissed.’
- ‘In my judgement, admittedly from a very narrow perspective, it is anger which is the predominant emotion.’
- ‘Sylvia Plath wrote about love, though admittedly not in the lightest or happiest manner.’
- ‘I've never cried when I got the push, which admittedly happened only the once.’
- ‘The road is narrow, admittedly, but there is a white line down the middle.’
- ‘Our lives have had meaning before this moment - not much meaning, admittedly, but we got by.’
- ‘This, admittedly, gives one a splendid insight into the more mysterious workings of the human mind.’
- ‘I retain a certain fondness for him that is admittedly entirely unwarranted.’
- ‘It is a depressing fact that no European has won one of golf's premier events in this admittedly still young century.’
- ‘He is admittedly a visual genius, but he was often accused of fetishising violence in his films.’
- ‘So, taking that admittedly arbitrary target, we still have some way to go.’
- ‘So does he now regret what was an admittedly misguided, but initially private, prank between friends?’
- ‘He taught himself how to play on a keyboard at home… but admittedly he was no virtuoso’
- ‘I've only been once before, admittedly, but it doesn't strike me as particularly rough.’
- ‘It can, admittedly, be hard to distinguish between being idealistic and being unrealistic.’
- ‘Bringing a genuinely unique sound to an admittedly tired genre is worth celebrating.’
- ‘It's only a hobby - admittedly one that pays for itself - but it is a great reminder.’
- ‘Perhaps with a few more performances she will relax into this admittedly very demanding role.’
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