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1. Diverging from a direct course; roundabout.
a. Not proceeding straight to the point or object.
b. Not forthright and candid; devious.
3. Not directly planned for; secondary: indirect benefits.
4. Reporting the exact or approximate words of another with such changes as are necessary to bring the original statement into grammatical conformity with the sentence in which it is included: indirect discourse.
5. Logic Involving, relating to, or being the proof of a statement by the demonstration of the impossibility or absurdity of the statement's negation.
6. Sports Being an indirect free kick.
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|Adv.||1.||indirectly - not in a forthright manner; "he answered very indirectly"|
1. by implication, in a roundabout way, circumlocutorily Drugs are indirectly responsible for the violence.
2. obliquely, in a roundabout way, evasively, not in so many words, circuitously, periphrastically He referred indirectly to the territorial dispute.
indirectly[ˌɪndaɪˈrɛktli ˌɪndəˈrɛktli] adv
[refer] → indirectement
to be indirectly responsible for sth → être indirectement responsable de qchindirect object n (GRAMMAR) → complément m d'objet indirectindirect question n (mainly British) (GRAMMAR) → question f indirecteindirect speech n (mainly British) (GRAMMAR) → discours m indirectindirect tax n → impôt m indirectindirect taxation n → imposition f indirecte
adv → indirekt