Definitions of indirect

  1.   descended from a common ancestor but through different lines cousins are collateral relatives an indirect descendant of the Stuarts
  2.   not as a direct effect or consequence indirect benefits an indirect advantage
  3.   not direct in spatial dimension not leading by a straight line or course to a destination sometimes taking an indirect path saves time must take an indirect couse in sailing
  4.   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
  5.   having intervening factors or persons or influences reflection from the ceiling provided a soft indirect light indirect evidence an indirect cause
  6.   Not direct not straight or rectilinear deviating from a direct line or course circuitous as an indirect road
  7.   Not tending to an aim purpose or result by the plainest course or by obvious means but obliquely or consequentially by remote means as an indirect accusation attack answer or proposal
  8.   Not straightforward or upright unfair dishonest tending to mislead or deceive
  9.   Not resulting directly from an act or cause but more or less remotely connected with or growing out of it as indirect results damages or claims
  10.   Not reaching the end aimed at by the most plain and direct method as an indirect proof demonstration etc
  11.   Indirectly
  12.   Not straight or in a line as an indirect road resulting in a roundabout manner from a cause not reaching the end aimed at by the most straightforward method not straightforward or fair
  13.   Not direct not immediate
  14.   Not direct or straight not tending to a result by the plainest course not straightforward or honest
  16.   Not direct roundabout inferential equivocal
  17.   Indirection
  18.   Not direct or straight not tending directly to the point not straight forward not fair or honest Indirect tax a tax laid on an article of produce but really paid by the consumer
  19.   Circuitous not straightforward unfair dishonest
  20.   Not by a simple method complicated development mitosis selection embryogeny

Quotes of indirect

  1. Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility It is often only carelessness of opinion and sometimes an indirect boast – Jane Austen
  2. Note besides that it is no more immoral to directly rob citizens than to slip indirect taxes into the price of goods that they cannot do without – Albert Camus
  3. There are works of literature whose influence is strong but indirect because it is mediated through the whole of the culture rather than immediately through imitation Wordsworth is the case that comes to mind – J. M. Coetzee
  4. But picketing picketing for or against something and handing out literature these are conspicuously formal actions They have to be understood as indirect communication – Tony Conrad
  5. It has yet to be shown by direct biochemical methods as opposed to the indirect genetic evidence mentioned earlier that the code is indeed a triplet code – Francis Crick
  6. The most important pathological effects of pollution are extremely delayed and indirect – Rene Dubos
  7. The chief benefit which results from philosophy arises in an indirect manner and proceeds more from its secret insensible influence than from its immediate application – David Hume
  8. Higher ceilings allow the use indirect lighting which is much healthier and reduces glare – Helmut Jahn
  9. At this moment by an undeserved stroke of fortune I am the direct voice of the poets of my race and the indirect voice for the noble Spanish and Portuguese tongues – Gabriela Mistral
  10. The universe is asymmetric and I am persuaded that life as it is known to us is a direct result of the asymmetry of the universe or of its indirect consequences The universe is asymmetric – Louis Pasteur
  11. Lesbian existence comprises both the breaking of a taboo and the rejection of a compulsory way of life It is also a direct or indirect attack on the male right of access to women – Adrienne Rich
  12. I remember feeling that technology was like trying to draw with your foot In a ski boot It was the most indirect way to work imaginable but the potential had us all excited I started in stop motion – Chris Wedge

Usage examples for indirect

  1. 57 Morelly his indirect influence on Rousseau i ” – Rousseau Volumes I. and II. by John Morley
  2. He was very keen on indirect fire but we could get little or no information on it – Average Americans by Theodore Roosevelt
  3. This mournful prospect has been the indirect means of founding a new school that of the semi amateurs which while claiming for itself all the attributes of the book lover has nevertheless an eye to the main chance and is prepared at a moment's notice to transfer an entire collection inter vivos if the required sum be forthcoming – Book Collecting A Guide for Amateurs by John Herbert Slater
  4. Let us examine in a word not merely the direct influence which the creed of each of the two sections of Irishmen produces on the industrial character of its adherents but also its indirect effects upon the mutual relations and regard for each other of Protestants and Roman Catholics ” – Ireland In The New Century by Horace Plunkett
  5. The indirect causes of milk fever exist in any thing that can for a time prevent the free and full play of any part of the animal functions – The American Reformed Cattle Doctor by George Dadd
  6. There will therefore be no previous inquiry at least only the indirect one which the Government can make for itself – Correspondence & Conversations of Alexis de Tocqueville with Nassau William Senior from 1834 to 1859, Vol. 2 by Alexis de Tocqueville
  7. But was the indirect reply we have not the facilities at present – Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights by Kelly Miller
  8. In fact the connection between mere opinion of any kind and goodness is very distant and indirect – Orthodoxy: Its Truths And Errors by James Freeman Clarke
  9. Even I feel humiliated to continually ascertain by various direct and indirect sources from Europe in what little estimation if not worse is held our administration by the principal statesmen and governments of the old world – Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862 by Adam Gurowski
  10. He also wrote over 40 works and composed several hymns but the influence of the Prayer book in fixing the language is his great though indirect service to our literature – A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin
  11. On the one hand we have the evidence of Whiting and Trimble both experienced soldiers on the other in addition to the indirect evidence of Jackson's inaction we have the statement of Major Dabney – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  12. “ Elections continued to be indirect until 1906 when provision was made for elections by direct and secret ballot – The Governments of Europe by Frederic Austin Ogg
  13. There had been between them none but indirect allusions to her engagement and Rowland had no desire to discuss it more largely for he had no quarrel with matters as they stood – Roderick Hudson by Henry James
  14. All your speeches lately have been an attack upon the clergy direct or indirect – The Untilled Field by George Moore
  15. It must therefore be always an indirect abnormal accidental consequence of their activity – Ontology or the Theory of Being by Peter Coffey
  16. During the consecration which was but little decent as far as the consecrated and the spectators were concerned above all when leaving the building M le Duc d'Orleans evinced his satisfaction at finding so many considerable people present and then went away to Asnieres to dine with Madame Parabere very glad that a ceremony was over upon which he had bestowed only indirect attention from the commencement to the end – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., Volume 13 And His Court and of The Regency by Duc de Saint-Simon
  17. They are of primary importance although in themselves only indirect results of the study – The Education of Catholic Girls by Janet Erskine Stuart
  18. But then besides this direct effort there are the other indirect methods in which this commandment can be discharged by sympathy and help of all sorts about which I need say no more here – Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) by Alexander Maclaren
  19. Heroic literature ought to be put into the hands of the children either directly or through indirect suggestion in some curiosity arousing reference to the story – Training the Teacher by A. F. Schauffler Antoinette Abernethy Lamoreaux Martin G. Brumbaugh Marion Lawrance
  20. The second method of maintaining control through the control of social prestige is indirect but none the less effective – The American Empire by Scott Nearing