Part of speech: adverb

By confession; indisputably.

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Usage examples "confessedly":

  1. With this patriotic view, and under the tutelage of law and the constitution, has the subscriber opened a Free Press, universally free to every citizen indiscriminately, whose principles coincide with those of the Revolution, and whose object is confessedly known to point at public or private good." - "The Poems of Philip Freneau, Volume I (of III)", Philip Freneau.
  2. The swan, confessedly a beautiful bird, has a neck longer than the rest of his body, and but a very short tail: is this a beautiful proportion? - "The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12)", Edmund Burke.
  3. From being confessedly distraught, he displayed, as the days went by, a spiritual uplift that fell but little short of arrogance. - "The Boss of Little Arcady", Harry Leon Wilson.