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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"|
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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.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
indirectly[ˌɪndɪˈrektlɪ] ADV [cause, refer to] → indirectamente; [answer] → con evasivas, evasivamente
to be indirectly responsible for sth → ser el responsable indirecto de algo
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
adv → indirekt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
indirectly[ˌɪndɪˈrɛktlɪ] adv → indirettamente
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995