Meaning of “admittedly” in the English Dictionary

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"admittedly" in British English

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uk /ədˈmɪt.ɪ us /ədˈmɪt̬.ɪ

B2 used when you are agreeing that something is true, especially unwillingly:

Admittedly, I could have tried harder but I still don't think all this criticism is fair.

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  • Admittedly, the ball was close to the line, but I'm sure it wasn't out.
  • She is very clever, admittedly, but do you think she has the right personality for the job?
  • Well, admittedly, I am no expert on art, but I think that is awful!
  • Admittedly, there is a serious problem that must be dealt with here.
  • They had a couple of lucky goals but our team were not playing well, admittedly.

(Definition of “admittedly” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)