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Engelsk tillægsord: indirect

1. indirect having intervening factors or persons or influences

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningReflection from the ceiling provided a soft indirect light.
Indirect evidence.
An indirect cause.

Termer med lignende betydningmediate

Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)immediate

2. indirect not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningSometimes taking an indirect path saves time.
You must take an indirect course in sailing.

Termer med lignende betydningaskance, askant, asquint, circuitous, devious, diversionary, meandering, rambling, roundabout, sidelong, squint, squint-eyed, squinty, wandering, winding

Se ogsåcrooked

Kendetegnerdirectness, straightness

Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)direct

3. indirect descended from a common ancestor but through different lines

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningCousins are collateral relatives.
An indirect descendant of the Stuarts.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)collateral

Se ogsårelated

Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)lineal, direct

4. indirect extended senses; not direct in manner or language or behavior or action

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningMaking 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.

Termer med lignende betydningallusive, ambagious, backhanded, circuitous, circumlocutious, circumlocutory, devious, digressive, discursive, excursive, hearsay, mealy-mouthed, mealymouthed, oblique, periphrastic, rambling, roundabout, tortuous

Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)direct

5. indirect not as a direct effect or consequence

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningIndirect benefits.
An indirect advantage.

Termer med lignende betydningsecondary

Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)primary

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