Indirect synonyms

ĭn'dĭ-rĕkt', -dī-
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(Linguistics) Expressing a grammatical meaning (such as a tense) using a syntactic construction rather than morphological marking.
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Having many twists
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Directed to the side, as a glance
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Having the form of a zigzag
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Set at an angle; not vertical or square.
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Turned back
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Lacking light; dim; dark; murky
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(Of speech or writing) Tending to digress from the main point; rambling.
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Lengthy and digressive:
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The definition of long winded is someone who talks on and on, often to the point of becoming boring, or extended talking or stories that are being told.
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Of or relating to secondary schools.
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Likely to happen as a result or concomitant
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Of, or relating to a subsidy
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(Nautical) Equipped with a motor as well as sails.
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Of something that is inferred, rather than plainly expressed.
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The definition of oblique is slanted or tilted direction. It also refers to something that is misleading or not straight to the point.
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Being of unbroken descent; lineal:
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Acting or occurring without the interposition of another agency or object; direct:
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Difficult to understand; recondite:
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Circuitous; roundabout:
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The definition of circumstantial is something that is less important, or something with a full account of details.
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Accompanying or existing in a subordinate, corroborative, or indirect relationship
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Following as an effect, result, or conclusion; consequent.
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The definition of deceitful is someone or something intentionally untruthful or intended to mislead.
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Disposed to lie, cheat, defraud, or deceive.
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The definition of evasive is someone or something that is tricky or hard to catch.
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Being in a middle position.
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Tending to mislead; deceptive.
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Obtained, derived, or borrowed from another; not original.
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Evilly cunning or subtle; treacherous
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Able to accomplish what is needed; resourceful.
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Furtive; surreptitious.
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The definition of something that is subtle is an indirect or very small distinction when comparing two things or ideas.
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(Sports) Executed with the hand brought forward and up from below the level of the shoulder; underarm:
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Lacking definite shape, form, or character; indistinct:
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Suffered, performed, or experienced by one person as a substitute for another; indirect; in surrogate.
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An ambiguous word, statement, etc.
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The design of or a detailed plan for an electric circuit.
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(Often humorous) A roundabout, indirect, or confusing manner of speech or writing
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A roundabout, indirect, or lengthy way of expressing something; periphrasis
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The quality of being circumstantial
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The state or quality of being deceitful.
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A roundabout way or course, especially a road used temporarily instead of a main route.
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The characteristic of being devious; sneakiness; underhandedness.
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An instance of deliberate deceptiveness; double-dealing.
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(Computing) Use of a variable or object through its address
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The quality or condition of being sinuous.
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The quality or condition of being tortuous; twistedness or crookedness.
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Indirect; circuitous:
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Not direct or to the point.
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The definition of out of the way refers to someplace that is not conveniently located, that is not located near the action or that is off the beaten path.
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Not straightforward; devious; specif., deceitful or tricky
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(Prosody) Requiring a relatively long time to pronounce
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Away from a main road or course; distant or removed.
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Turning away from what is right, true, etc.
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Unsteady, random; prone to unexpected changes; not consistent
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Forthright and unreserved in expression:
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Not altered, embellished, or modified:
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The definition of straightforward is honest, direct and to the point.
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The definition of disingenuous is insincere, deceptive or misleading.
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Given to or marked by deliberate deceptiveness in behavior or speech.
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Full of guile; deceitfully or treacherously cunning.
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Full of or displaying sexual desire:
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The definition of underhanded is sneaky or deceitful.
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Characterized by truth; not false:
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Derived from or relating to a particular line of descent; hereditary.
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Find another word for indirect. In this page you can discover 71 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for indirect, like: periphrasis, twisting, sidelong, zigzag, crooked, backhanded, obscure, discursive, rambling, long-winded and secondary.