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INDEED

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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 


INDEED (adverb)


Sense 1indeed [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In truth (often tends to intensify)

Synonyms:

indeed; so

Context examples:

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 2indeed [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(used as an interjection) an expression of surprise or skepticism or irony etc.

Context example:

Wants to marry the butler? Indeed!

Domain usage:

irony (a trope that involves incongruity between what is expected and what occurs)


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