in·deed | \ in-ˈdēd \

Definition of indeed 

1 : without any question : truly, undeniably often used interjectionally to express irony or disbelief or surprise

2 : in reality

3 : all things considered : as a matter of fact

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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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First Known Use of indeed

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of indeed

: without any question

—used in response to a statement that is regarded as doubtful or surprising

—used when making a statement that adds to or strengthens a previous statement


in·deed | \ in-ˈdēd \

Kids Definition of indeed

: truly … their plan was indeed a risky one. —Lemony Snicket, The Austere Academy

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alleviating pain or harshness

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