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Meaning of INDIRECTLY

Pronunciation:  `indur'ektlee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adv]  not in a forthright manner; "he answered very indirectly"
 

INDIRECTLY is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Antonyms: directly, flat, straight
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In`di*rect"ly\, adv.
In an direct manner; not in a straight line or course; not in
express terms; obliquely; not by direct means; hence,
unfairly; wrongly.

      To tax it indirectly by taxing their expense. --A.
                                               Smith.

      Your crown and kingdom indirectly held.  --Shak.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: at an angle, by proxy, circlewise, circuitously, deceitfully, deviately, deviously, digressively, divagationally, divergently, excursively, fraudulently, furtively, guilefully, in behalf of, insidiously, obliquely, on one side, round about, shiftily, sideling, sidelong, sideways, sidewise, surreptitiously, to one side, treacherously, trickily, underhandedly
 

 

 

 

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