Antonyms
Etymology

1. indirect

adjective. ['ˌɪndɝˈɛkt'] having intervening factors or persons or influences.

Antonyms

  • top

Etymology

  • direct (English)
  • directus (Latin)
  • in- (English)
  • in (Latin)

Featured Games

Words that Rhyme with Indirect

  • teleconnect
  • overprotect
  • interconnect
  • disrespect
  • reinspect
  • misdirect
  • disinfect
  • disconnect
  • reconnect
  • recollect
  • nondirect
  • interject
  • disaffect
  • suspect
  • subject
  • resurrect
  • respect
  • reflect
  • reelect
  • redirect
  • project
  • neglect
  • intersect
  • inspect
  • incorrect
  • expect
  • deflect
  • confect
  • unchecked
  • select

Example sentences of the word indirect


1. Adjective
Tie the top of the bag and put the container in a warm spot in indirect sun.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
This means that precision indirect measuring tools such as telescoping gauges are an absolute necessity.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Overhead expenses, however, are called operating costs and involve the indirect expenses needed to operate your business.

Quotes containing the word indirect


1. This year I hope to introduce legislation that would require Power Administrations to list direct and indirect costs associated with ESA compliance as a line item on customer's power bills.
- Cathy McMorris Rodgers

2. Your soul knows the geography of your destiny. Your soul alone has the map of your future, therefore you can trust this indirect, oblique side of yourself. If you do, it will take you where you need to go, but more important it will teach you a kindness of rhythm in your journey.
- John O'Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

3. All the papers that matter live off their advertisements, and the advertisers exercise an indirect censorship over news.
- George Orwell, Why I Write

2. indirect

adjective. ['ˌɪndɝˈɛkt'] not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination.

Synonyms

  • askance
  • sidelong
  • squint-eyed
  • diversionary
  • meandering
  • roundabout
  • wandering
  • circuitous
  • winding
  • devious
  • asquint
  • directness
  • straightness
  • squint
  • squinty
  • askant
  • rambling

Antonyms

  • straight
  • direct
  • uncoiled
  • honest

Etymology

  • direct (English)
  • directus (Latin)
  • in- (English)
  • in (Latin)

3. indirect

adjective. ['ˌɪndɝˈɛkt'] descended from a common ancestor but through different lines.

Synonyms

  • collateral

Antonyms

  • unrelated
  • bottom

Etymology

  • direct (English)
  • directus (Latin)
  • in- (English)
  • in (Latin)

4. indirect

adjective. ['ˌɪndɝˈɛkt'] not as a direct effect or consequence.

Antonyms

  • horizontal

Etymology

  • direct (English)
  • directus (Latin)
  • in- (English)
  • in (Latin)

5. indirect

adjective. ['ˌɪndɝˈɛkt'] extended senses; not direct in manner or language or behavior or action.

Synonyms

  • backhanded
  • tortuous
  • mealy-mouthed
  • periphrastic
  • roundabout
  • digressive
  • excursive
  • oblique
  • circumlocutory
  • circuitous
  • devious
  • mealymouthed
  • ambagious
  • discursive
  • allusive
  • circumlocutious
  • rambling

Antonyms

  • lawful
  • dishonesty
  • erect
  • regular

Etymology

  • direct (English)
  • directus (Latin)
  • in- (English)
  • in (Latin)
Synonym.com