Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Not direct; roundabout; inferential; equivocal.

Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "indirect":

  1. If he can't get much of a look in by direct means, he'll try indirect ones, and depression is one of his favourite indirect methods. - "Antony Gray,--Gardener", Leslie Moore.
  2. Its value is more indirect than direct. - "Logic, Inductive and Deductive", William Minto.
  3. By an indirect law it is accorded to those who, forgetting self, give and thereby lose their lives in human service. - "The Higher Powers of Mind and Spirit", Ralph Waldo Trine.