Basic+ Word of the Day: indeed

indeed (adverb, interjection) LISTEN

"Do you want some ice cream?" "Yes, indeed!"

Indeed means ‘in fact’ or ‘in reality’ and is used for emphasis.

  • Indeed it rained; the streets are flooded.

Indeed can also be used to express surprise, disapproval, or irony.

  • "Did Robert pass the test?" "Indeed! He had the highest score on the exam although he didn't study."

Common uses

Yes, indeed and indeed, I do are very strong ways to say yes or certainly.

Did you know?

Two and a Half Men was a US TV comedy series. In this scene, the woman says, “Indeed I did.” What did she do?

In pop culture

Listen to Frank Wilson sing this Motown classic, “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do).”

There are other meanings of indeed.

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