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Indirect synonyms
ĭn'dĭ-rĕkt', -dī-
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Lengthy and digressive:
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  1. Lengthy and digressive:
  2. Extended over an irregular area; sprawling:
  3. Often or habitually roaming; wandering.
Indirect; circuitous:
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  1. Indirect; circuitous:
  2. Not straight or straightforward; indirect; circuitous
  3. Characterized by indirectness, evasiveness, or vagueness:
Roundabout; indirect; devious
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  1. Roundabout; indirect; devious
  2. Being or taking a roundabout, lengthy course:
  3. Characterized by indirectness, evasiveness, or complexity, as in action or language:
  1. Remote or secluded.
  2. Being out of the ordinary; unusual:
  3. (Idiomatic) Taken care of.
Having or marked by repeated turns or bends; winding or twisting:
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  1. Having or marked by repeated turns or bends; winding or twisting:
  2. Highly involved; complex:
  3. Full of twists, turns, curves, or windings; winding; crooked
Having many twists
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Having the greater length of two or the greatest length of several:
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  1. Having the greater length of two or the greatest length of several:
  2. (Prosody) Requiring a relatively long time to pronounce
  3. Tediously protracted; lengthy:
Containing intricately combined or involved parts.
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  1. Containing intricately combined or involved parts.
  2. Not easy to understand or analyze because of being intricate:
  3. Made up of parts intricately involved; hard to untangle, solve, understand, analyze, etc.
Deviating from the proper or usual course; going astray
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  1. Deviating from the proper or usual course; going astray
  2. Deviating from the straight or direct course; roundabout:
  3. Away from a main road or course; distant or removed.
Deviating from what is typical for a specified thing:
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  1. Deviating from what is typical for a specified thing:
  2. Turning away from what is right, true, etc.
  3. Deviating from what is considered proper or normal:
Lacking consistency, regularity, or uniformity:
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  1. Lacking consistency, regularity, or uniformity:
  2. (Geol.) Designating a boulder or rock formation transported some distance from its original source, as by a glacier
  3. Having no fixed course or purpose; irregular; random; wandering
Indirect; subtle or devious
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  1. Indirect; subtle or devious
  2. Indirect; suggestive; not straightforward.
  3. Directed to one side; sideways:
Moving in or having a zigzag.
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  1. Moving in or having a zigzag.
  2. Having the form of a zigzag
Having a crook or hook
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  1. Having a crook or hook
  2. Not straight; bent; curved; askew
  3. At an irregular or improper angle; askew:
(Sports) Performed by backhanding the ball
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  1. (Sports) Performed by backhanding the ball
  2. (Sports) Made with or using a backhand:
  3. Designating an insincere or ambiguous compliment, esp. one that is indirectly unflattering or derogatory
Lacking light; dim; dark; murky
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  1. Lacking light; dim; dark; murky
  2. Not clearly understood or expressed; ambiguous or vague:
  3. So faintly perceptible as to lack clear delineation; indistinct:
Based on the conscious use of reasoning rather than on intuition
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  1. Based on the conscious use of reasoning rather than on intuition
  2. (Philosophy) Using reason and argument rather than intuition.
  3. Wandering from one topic to another; skimming over many apparently unconnected subjects; rambling; desultory; digressive
Capable of considerable exertion without getting out of breath
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  1. Capable of considerable exertion without getting out of breath
  2. Tediously long in speaking; consuming much time; unnecessarily verbose.
  3. Tiresomely long
Designating a form or a process that is historically relatively late; not original
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  1. Designating a form or a process that is historically relatively late; not original
  2. Following what is first in time or sequence:
  3. (Ornithology) Designating or of the long flight feathers attached to the second joint or segment of a bird's wing
Loosely associated; existing as a byproduct, tangent, or accident.
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  1. Loosely associated; existing as a byproduct, tangent, or accident.
  2. Happening as a result of or in connection with something more important; casual
  3. Entering or approaching, prior to reflection (more frequently incident).
Giving aid, support, service, etc.; serving to supplement; auxiliary
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  1. Giving aid, support, service, etc.; serving to supplement; auxiliary
  2. Serving to assist or supplement; auxiliary.
  3. Being in a secondary or subordinate relationship
Acting in a subsidiary, or subordinate, capacity
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  1. Acting in a subsidiary, or subordinate, capacity
  2. (Nautical) Equipped with a motor as well as sails.
  3. Held in or used as a reserve:
Of something that is inferred, rather than plainly expressed. Of something that is inferred, rather than plainly expressed.
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  1. Of something that is inferred, rather than plainly expressed. Of something that is inferred, rather than plainly expressed.
  2. Involved, suggested, or understood without being openly or directly expressed
(Grammar) Designating any noun case except the nominative or the vocative.
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  1. (Grammar) Designating any noun case except the nominative or the vocative.
  2. (Botany) Having the part on one side of the midrib of a different size or shape than the part on the other side. Used of a leaf.
  3. Having a slanting or sloping direction, course, or position; inclined.
Full of twists, turns, and windings; roundabout; tortuous
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  1. Full of twists, turns, and windings; roundabout; tortuous
Roundabout; indirect; devious
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  1. Roundabout; indirect; devious
  2. Being or taking a roundabout, lengthy course:
  3. Characterized by indirectness, evasiveness, or complexity, as in action or language:
Moving in or forming a circle.
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  1. Moving in or forming a circle.
  2. Using a premise to prove a conclusion that in turn is used to prove the premise:
  3. In the shape of a circle; round
  1. Deviating; not straightforward or honest, not frank; not standard.
  2. Deviating from the straight or direct course; roundabout:
  3. Away from a main road or course; distant or removed.
(Anatomy) Situated in a slanting position; not transverse or longitudinal:
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  1. (Anatomy) Situated in a slanting position; not transverse or longitudinal:
  2. (Bot.) Having the sides unequal, as some leaves
  3. (Geom.) With its axis not perpendicular to its base
Encircling; enclosing; surrounding
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  1. Encircling; enclosing; surrounding
  2. Characterized by indirectness, evasiveness, or vagueness:
  3. Not straight or straightforward; indirect; circuitous
Highly involved; complex:
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  1. Highly involved; complex:
  2. Having or marked by repeated turns or bends; winding or twisting:
  3. Not straightforward; circuitous; devious:
  1. Deviating; not straightforward or honest, not frank; not standard.
  2. Deviating from the straight or direct course; roundabout:
  3. Deviating from the proper or usual course; going astray
Not noble; unbecoming true honor or dignity; mean; unworthy; fake or deceptive.
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  1. Not noble; unbecoming true honor or dignity; mean; unworthy; fake or deceptive.
  2. Slyly deceptive or misleading, typically by means of a pretense of ignorance or unawareness
  3. Not straightforward or candid; insincere or calculating:
Having duplicity; deceitful
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  1. Having duplicity; deceitful
  2. Given to or marked by deliberate deceptiveness in behavior or speech.
Full of guile; deceitfully or treacherously cunning.
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  1. Full of guile; deceitfully or treacherously cunning.
Having a slippery or smooth quality:
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  1. Having a slippery or smooth quality:
  2. Sexually stimulating; salacious:
  3. Full of or displaying sexual desire:
Able to accomplish what is needed; resourceful.
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  1. Able to accomplish what is needed; resourceful.
  2. Having, displaying, or suggestive of deceitful character; evasive or untrustworthy.
  3. (Informal) Having or showing a tricky or deceitful nature; evasive
  1. Dishonest; deceitful
  2. Of or like a sneak; underhanded
  3. Difficult to catch due to constantly outwitting the adversaries
(By extension) dishonest and sneaky; done in a secret or sly manner
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  1. (By extension) dishonest and sneaky; done in a secret or sly manner
  2. Underhanded
  3. Dishonest and sneaky; underhanded.
Acting or done in a deceptive, secret, or sly manner; dishonest and sneaky.
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  1. Acting or done in a deceptive, secret, or sly manner; dishonest and sneaky.
  2. Sly, dishonest, corrupt, cheating.
  3. Underhand:
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