Adjective Definition


1.Definition: descended from a common ancestor but through different lines

"An indirect descendant of the Stuarts"

Related Adjective(s):collateral

2.Definition: extended senses; not direct in manner or language or behavior or action

"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"

3.Definition: having intervening factors or persons or influences

"Reflection from the ceiling provided a soft indirect light", "Indirect evidence", "An indirect cause"

4.Definition: not as a direct effect or consequence

"Indirect benefits", "An indirect advantage"

5.Definition: not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination

"Sometimes taking an indirect path saves time", "You must take an indirect course in sailing"

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