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indirect


adjective
1. having intervening factors or persons or influences (Freq. 8)
- reflection from the ceiling provided a soft indirect light
- indirect evidence
- an indirect cause
Similar to:
mediate
2. not direct in spatial dimension;
not leading by a straight line or course to a destination (Freq. 2)
- sometimes taking an indirect path saves time
- you must take an indirect course in sailing
Ant:
direct
Similar to:
askance, askant, asquint, squint, squint-eyed,
squinty, sidelong, devious, circuitous, roundabout, diversionary,
meandering, rambling, wandering, winding
See Also:
crooked
Derivationally related forms:
indirectness
Attrubites:
directness, straightness
3. descended from a common ancestor but through different lines
- cousins are collateral relatives
- an indirect descendant of the Stuarts
Syn:
collateral
Ant:
lineal (for: collateral)
See Also:
related
4. extended senses;
not direct in manner or language or behavior or action
- making indirect but legitimate inquiries
- an indirect insult
- doubtless they had some indirect purpose in mind
- though his methods are indirect they are not dishonest
- known as a shady indirect fellow
Ant:
direct
Similar to:
allusive, backhanded, circuitous, roundabout, circumlocutious,
circumlocutory, periphrastic, ambagious, devious, oblique, digressive,
digressive, excursive, rambling, hearsay, mealymouthed,
mealy-mouthed, tortuous
5. not as a direct effect or consequence
- indirect benefits
- an indirect advantage
Similar to:
secondary
Derivationally related forms:
indirectness

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