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in·di·rect

indirect

 
 
pronunciation:
In d rekt
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not in a straight line, course, or route.
antonyms:
direct
similar words:
circuitous, devious
definition 2: of results or consequences, not immediately following from causes.
the indirect effects of living with an alcoholic
antonyms:
direct
definition 3: not candid or straightforward, as in speaking; devious.
antonyms:
direct, forthright, straight, straightforward
similar words:
oblique, tortuous
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adverb + (adj.)indirect largely
(adj.)indirect + noun acculturation, acquisition, aggression, aid, allusion, approach, benefit, bullying, burden, coercion, communication, confrontation, connection, consequence, consultation, contact, cooking, cost, criticism, delivery, depression, detection, discharge, discharger, disclosure, discourse, effect, employment, evidence, export, exposure, fishery, form, funding, grilling, harm, heat, hostility, impact, indicator, influence, instruction, interaction, intervention, investment, involvement, laryngoscopy, light, lighting, link, linkage, mainland, manner, means, measure, measurement, mechanism, method, mode, nonverbal, participation, pathway, potential, presentation, print, recovery, reference, request, result, route, rule, signal, speech, style, subsidy, sunlight, support, tax, technique, trade, trait, trauma, variable [See all][See only the most frequent]
derivations: indirectly (adv.), indirectness (n.)
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The word indirect contains the following part:
in-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix in-2 occurs in Latin loanwords and attaches to Latinate bases. The bases of most words prefixed with in-2 are independent adjectives (inadvertent , incognizant ), although the base adjective may no longer be in widespread use (as with incessant ). Exceptions include iniquitous and indignant . -in2 has multiple forms, as the 'n' sound in in-2 assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms ig-, il-2, im-2, and ir-2.