in·​deed | \ in-ˈdēd How to pronounce indeed (audio) \

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

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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“Indeed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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in·​deed | \ in-ˈdēd How to pronounce indeed (audio) \

Kids Definition of indeed

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

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