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Dictionary entry overview: What does indeed mean?
• INDEED (adverb)
The adverb INDEED has 2 senses:
1. in truth (often tends to intensify)
2. (used as an interjection) an expression of surprise or skepticism or irony etc.
Familiarity information: INDEED used as an adverb is rare.
Dictionary entry details
|Sense 1||indeed [BACK TO TOP]|
In truth (often tends to intensify)
they said the car would break down and indeed it did / it is very cold indeed / was indeed grateful / indeed, the rain may still come / he did so do it!
|Sense 2||indeed [BACK TO TOP]|
(used as an interjection) an expression of surprise or skepticism or irony etc.
Wants to marry the butler? Indeed!
irony (a trope that involves incongruity between what is expected and what occurs)
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