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Meaning of word indirect from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

indirect   adjective

Meaning : Having intervening factors or persons or influences.

Example : Reflection from the ceiling provided a soft indirect light.
Indirect evidence.
An indirect cause.

Meaning : Not direct in spatial dimension. Not leading by a straight line or course to a destination.

Example : Sometimes taking an indirect path saves time.
You must take an indirect course in sailing.

Direct in spatial dimensions. Proceeding without deviation or interruption. Straight and short.

A direct route.
A direct flight.
A direct hit.

Meaning : Descended from a common ancestor but through different lines.

Example : Cousins are collateral relatives.
An indirect descendant of the Stuarts.

Synonyms : collateral

In a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child.

Lineal ancestors.
Lineal heirs.
A direct descendant of the king.
Direct heredity.
direct, lineal

Meaning : Extended senses. Not direct in manner or language or behavior or action.

Example : 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.

Straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action.

A direct question.
A direct response.
A direct approach.

Meaning : Not as a direct effect or consequence.

Example : Indirect benefits.
An indirect advantage.