[ in-deed ]
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  1. in fact; in reality; in truth; truly (used for emphasis, to confirm and amplify a previous statement, to indicate a concession or admission, or, interrogatively, to obtain confirmation): Indeed, it did rain as hard as predicted. Did you indeed finish the work?

  1. (used as an expression of surprise, incredulity, irony, etc.): Indeed! I can scarcely believe it.

Origin of indeed

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English; originally phrase in deed Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use indeed in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for indeed


/ (ɪnˈdiːd) /

sentence connector
  1. certainly; actually: indeed, it may never happen

  1. (intensifier): that is indeed amazing

  2. or rather; what is more: a comfortable, indeed extremely wealthy family

  1. an expression of doubt, surprise, etc

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