Origin of indeedMiddle English indede: see in, and deed
- An example of indeed is an affirmative comment you would use when a party was very good.
- An example of indeed is an answer you give when someone asks you about the truth of a fact.
- An example of indeed is when you add an additional and sort of suprising piece of information to a sentence.
Indeed is defined as a word used to emphasize the truth of something or to agree that something is true.
certainly; truly; admittedly: often used for emphasis or confirmation [it is indeed warm] or, in questions, to seek confirmation [did she indeed tell you that?]
used to express surprise, doubt, sarcasm, irony, etc.
- Without a doubt; certainly: very cold indeed; was indeed grateful.
- In fact; in reality: felt sure I'd win, and indeed I did.
Used to express surprise, skepticism, or irony.
Origin of indeedMiddle English in dede in fact in in ; see in 1. dede deed, fact ; see deed .
- indicates emphatic agreement
- "I'm a great runner." "Indeed!"
- A sailor's life is indeed a hard life.
- Indeed, why should anyone feel sorry for her?
- The heatwave was forecast to end soon and, indeed, it was raining the very next day.
- Indeed, she was much displeased because I could not find her name in the book.
- She said Katie was very sweet indeed, but sadly in need of proper instruction.