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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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