confessedly

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Etymology[edit]

From confessed +‎ -ly.

Adverb[edit]

confessedly (comparative more confessedly, superlative most confessedly)

  1. Admittedly; by one's own confession.
    Confessedly, he is the handsomest man in his house.
  2. (archaic) In a way that is generally acknowledged.
    • Joseph Lightfoot, Essays on the work entitled "Supernatural Religion"
      This attempt to confound the seven Epistles mentioned by Eusebius with the other confessedly spurious Epistles, as if they presented themselves to us with the same credentials, ignores all the important facts bearing on the question.

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