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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

1300–50; Middle English; orig. phrase in deed Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for in-deed

Historical Examples of in-deed

  • In-deed neither of them ate much and both were more than usually silent.

    That Lass O' Lowrie's

    Frances Hodgson Burnett

British Dictionary definitions for in-deed


sentence connector
  1. certainly; actuallyindeed, it may never happen
  1. (intensifier)that is indeed amazing
  2. or rather; what is morea comfortable, indeed extremely wealthy family
  1. an expression of doubt, surprise, etc
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Word Origin and History for in-deed



early 14c., in dede "in fact, in truth," from Old English dæd (see deed). Written as two words till c.1600. As an interjection, 1590s; as an expression of surprise or disgust, 1834. Emphatic form in yes (or no) indeedy attested from 1856, American English.

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