Definition of indeed in English:

indeed

Syllabification: in·deed
Pronunciation: /inˈdēd
 
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adverb

  • 1Used to emphasize a statement or response confirming something already suggested: it was not expected to last long, and indeed it took less than three weeks “She should have no trouble hearing him.” “No indeed.”
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    • These are dramatic figures which suggest something is indeed seriously awry with Bermuda's black men.
    • First, it suggests that there is indeed a distinction between affective and normative commitment.
    • As you no doubt suspected or has already been confirmed, it was indeed a suicide.
    Synonyms
    as expected, to be sure; in fact, in point of fact, as a matter of fact, in truth, actually, as it happens/happened, if truth be told, admittedly
    archaic in sooth
    certainly, assuredly, of course, naturally, without (a) doubt, without question, by all means, yes
    informal you bet, I'll say
    informal indeedy
  • 1.1Used to emphasize a description, typically of a quality or condition: it was a very good buy indeed thank you very much indeed
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    • And so it was that I spent most of the day pulling up small clumps of grass from the gravel drive. Best described as very Zen indeed.
    • He painted a pretty grim picture indeed of what he described as the perilous state of health services, in Kerry.
    • For those who have dived upon an untouched shipwreck the experience is described as very moving indeed.
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  • 2Used to introduce a further and stronger or more surprising point: the idea is attractive to many men and indeed to many women
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    • McCarthy played very well when introduced and, indeed, finished as his side's top scorer.
    • Never mind that Neon Lights is totally void of a well-constructed song, or indeed a strong vocal performance.
    • Adding to my surprise, and, indeed, to that of the viewers around the globe, was his sharp memory and mental alertness.
  • 3Used in a response to express interest, incredulity, or contempt: “His neck was broken.” “Indeed?” Nice boys, indeed—they were going to smash his head in!
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    • How, indeed, had a boy who looked not much older then she did survive all alone in the woods with all kinds of dangers?
    • ‘That will show them. "More like a grocer than a burglar" indeed! Well, we'll hear no more of that.’
    • So this was his last adventure! Haunted indeed! That beautiful devil!
  • 3.1Expressing interest of an ironical kind with repetition of a question just asked: “Who’d believe it?” “Who indeed?”
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    • ‘So what exactly do they want to hide?’ What indeed?
    • ‘No, no! Who should we bury, Sir?’ returned the sexton. ‘Aye, who indeed! I say with you, who indeed!’

Origin

Middle English: originally as in deed.

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