Synonyms for indirect
ˌɪn dəˈrɛkt, -daɪ-in·di·rect
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having intervening factors or persons or influences
"reflection from the ceiling provided a soft indirect light"; "indirect evidence"; "an indirect cause"
forthright, straight, no-nonsense, point-blank, man-to-man, frank, unvarnished, direct, straight-from-the-shoulder, outspoken, primary, through(a), flat-footed, free-spoken, nonstop, undeviating, pointed, straightforward, blunt, brutal, immediate, bluff, unswerving, upfront, candid, door-to-door, plainspoken, plain, square(a)
not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination
"sometimes taking an indirect path saves time"; "you must take an indirect course in sailing"
point-blank, pointed, blunt, free-spoken, primary, unvarnished, man-to-man, plainspoken, square(a), direct, outspoken, upfront, straightforward, bluff, frank, brutal, flat-footed, forthright, plain, door-to-door, straight-from-the-shoulder, immediate, unswerving, through(a), candid, undeviating, nonstop, no-nonsense, straight
descended from a common ancestor but through different lines
"cousins are collateral relatives"; "an indirect descendant of the Stuarts"
brutal, candid, unvarnished, direct, primary, immediate, man-to-man, straightforward, undeviating, plainspoken, frank, door-to-door, through(a), straight-from-the-shoulder, straight, free-spoken, point-blank, plain, bluff, nonstop, flat-footed, no-nonsense, forthright, upfront, pointed, unswerving, blunt, outspoken, square(a)
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"
direct, straightforward, through(a), frank, unswerving, candid, straight, primary, pointed, no-nonsense, outspoken, forthright, upfront, nonstop, point-blank, free-spoken, straight-from-the-shoulder, immediate, plainspoken, brutal, square(a), flat-footed, plain, door-to-door, undeviating, unvarnished, bluff, man-to-man, blunt
not as a direct effect or consequence
"indirect benefits"; "an indirect advantage"
forthright, frank, upfront, through(a), outspoken, free-spoken, plainspoken, straight, unvarnished, point-blank, direct, man-to-man, nonstop, straightforward, square(a), no-nonsense, undeviating, plain, flat-footed, bluff, pointed, straight-from-the-shoulder, immediate, door-to-door, unswerving, candid, blunt, primary, brutal
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The talks in Geneva will be indirect because the two sides do not recognize each other, if there will be chance to hold direct talks, that will depend on the first round.
They wage different wars, there is direct war through confiscation and censorship. There is an indirect siege on the paper's resources.
We watch with great concern when industry partners work in China knowing that there is that indirect benefit, frankly, 'indirect' may be not a full characterization of the way it really is, it is more of a direct benefit to the Chinese military.
We have tried to receive the data from authorities. We tried in various ways, direct and indirect, but we didn't get it, we are now renewing our efforts.
A wizard cannot do everything; a fact most magicians are reticent to admit, let alone discuss with prospective clients. Still, the fact remains that there are certain objects, and people, that are, for one reason or another, completely immune to any direct magical spell. It is for this group of beings that the magician learns the subtleties of using indirect spells. It also does no harm, in dealing with these matters, to carry a large club near your person at all times.
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