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    indirect - Dictionary definition and meaning for word indirect

    Definition
    (adj) having intervening factors or persons or influences
    Example Sentence
    • reflection from the ceiling provided a soft indirect light
    • indirect evidence
    • an indirect cause
    Definition
    (adj) not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination
    Example Sentence
    • sometimes taking an indirect path saves time
    • you must take an indirect course in sailing
    Definition
    (adj) descended from a common ancestor but through different lines
    Synonyms : collateral
    Example Sentence
    • cousins are collateral relatives
    • an indirect descendant of the Stuarts
    Definition
    (adj) extended senses; not direct in manner or language or behavior or action
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (adj) not as a direct effect or consequence
    Example Sentence
    • indirect benefits
    • an indirect advantage
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