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Synonyms for indirect
ˌɪn dəˈrɛkt, -daɪ-

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Wiktionary

  1. indirectadjective

    Antonyms:
    direct

  2. indirectadjective

    Antonyms:
    direct

Princeton's WordNet

  1. indirectadjective

    having intervening factors or persons or influences

    "reflection from the ceiling provided a soft indirect light"; "indirect evidence"; "an indirect cause"

    Synonyms:
    collateral

    Antonyms:
    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)

  2. indirectadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    collateral

    Antonyms:
    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

  3. collateral, indirectadjective

    descended from a common ancestor but through different lines

    "cousins are collateral relatives"; "an indirect descendant of the Stuarts"

    Synonyms:
    confirmatory, verificatory, confirming, validatory, collateral, corroborative, substantiating, confirmative, substantiative, corroboratory, validating, verifying

    Antonyms:
    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)

  4. indirectadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    collateral

    Antonyms:
    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

  5. indirectadjective

    not as a direct effect or consequence

    "indirect benefits"; "an indirect advantage"

    Synonyms:
    collateral

    Antonyms:
    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. indirectadjective

    Synonyms:
    circuitous, tortuous, not straight, not direct, not rectilinear

  2. indirectadjective

    Synonyms:
    roundabout, oblique, collateral, not directly to the point

  3. indirectadjective

    Synonyms:
    unfair, dishonest, dishonorable

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. indirectadjective

    Synonyms:
    roundabout, circuitous, tortuous

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How to use indirect in a sentence?

  1. Christopher Steer:

    I would consider this research to be of high quality from a recognized authoritative source, the figure of 17 % is certainly strikingly high, well above previous indirect indications pointing to levels of between 2 % and 5 %.

  2. John Bolton:

    We are very concerned about the Quds Force and Qassem Soleimani using Shi'ite militia groups and others in Iraq as indirect ways to attack our embassy in Baghdad, consulate in Erbil, our various bases around the country.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Appreciation is nothing else but only an indirect application for more/multiplication.

  4. Ali Alfoneh:

    I'm not expecting further direct attacks from Iran. We are likely to see more indirect responses through proxies.

  5. Baland Jalal:

    Exposure therapy can be very stressful and so is not always effective or even feasible for many patients, if you can provide an indirect treatment that's reasonably realistic, where you contaminate a rubber hand instead of a real hand, this might provide a bridge that will allow more people to tolerate exposure therapy or even replace (it) altogether.

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