Definition of indeed in English:


Line breaks: in¦deed
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈdiːd


  • 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, surprise, or contempt: ‘A ghost indeed! I’ve never heard anything so silly.’
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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!’


Middle English: originally as in deed.

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