in·​deed in-ˈdēd How to pronounce indeed (audio)
: without any question : truly, undeniably
often used interjectionally to express irony or disbelief or surprise
: in reality
: all things considered : as a matter of fact

Examples of indeed in a Sentence

I know that you can indeed do better than that. that is not merely a reason, but is indeed the entire point
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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of indeed was in the 14th century

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“Indeed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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in·​deed in-ˈdēd How to pronounce indeed (audio)
: without any question : truly, certainly
often used interjectionally to express disbelief or surprise

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