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1. indirect

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

Antonyms

  • top

Etymology

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

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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)

6. antonym

noun. a word that expresses a meaning opposed to the meaning of another word, in which case the two words are antonyms of each other.

Synonyms

  • direct antonym
  • opposite word
  • indirect antonym
  • opposite

Antonyms

  • categoreme
  • categorem
  • same
  • alternate
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