indeed

adverb in·deed \ in-ˈdēd \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

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

  1. I know that you can indeed do better than that.

  2. that is not merely a reason, but is indeed the entire point

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First Known Use of indeed

14th century



INDEED Defined for English Language Learners

indeed

adverb

Definition of indeed for English Language Learners

  • : 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


INDEED Defined for Kids

indeed

adverb in·deed \ in-ˈdēd \

Definition of indeed for Students

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


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