■ used, especially at the beginning of a sentence, when you are accepting that something is true.
- Admittedly, it is pretty expensive, but you don't need to use much.
- Admittedly, Venice wasn't a very big place, but there was little chance of meeting her again accidentally.
- It's only a theory, admittedly, but the pieces fit together...
- The technique is painful, admittedly, but it benefits the patient greatly.
- This has led to financial losses, though admittedly on a fairly small scale.
- admit: to agree that something is true, especially unwillingly.
- admittedly: 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.
- I'm sure it was her although, admittedly, she was wearing a different coat.
... OALD, COBUILD, LDOCE, CALD, MacMillan
■ willingly conceded: admittedly I am afraid.
■ as acknowledged; true, avowedly, confessedly: true, she is the smartest in her class.
■ By general admission; confessedly:
■ confessedly, by his own admission; without a doubt
.... Collins, WordNet, The American Heritage, Vicon
- admittedly: de l'aveu général,
- admittedly... : il faut reconnaître que...
- il est vrai que / j'avoue que + [indicatif]
- il faut reconnaître que … / il faut avouer que … / il faut en convenir, …
- j'avoue que … + [indicatif]
- Admittedly, he's weak on economics, but he's an excellent manager.
D'accord, l'économie n'est pas son point fort, mais il fait un excellent gestionnaire.
- Our members, although admittedly few in number, are very keen.
Nos membres, peu nombreux il faut le reconnaître, sont très enthousiastes.