indirectly
adverb see indirect

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Indirectly — 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. [1913 Webster] To tax it indirectly by taxing their expense. A. Smith. [1913 Webster] Your… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indirectly — (adv.) mid 15c., from INDIRECT (Cf. indirect) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • indirectly — adverb 1) we re all affected, if only indirectly Syn: incidentally, secondarily, concomitantly, consequentially, contingently, accidentally 2) I heard about it indirectly Syn: secondhand, at second hand, from others, in a roundabout way; …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • indirectly — indirect UK US /ˌɪndɪˈrekt/ adjective ► not done or communicated in a direct way: »We decided to take an indirect approach to tackling the problem of absenteeism. »He made only an indirect reference to what had happened at the meeting. ►… …   Financial and business terms

  • indirectly — adv. Indirectly is used with these adjectives: ↑related, ↑responsible Indirectly is used with these verbs: ↑affect, ↑benefit, ↑contribute, ↑elect, ↑employ, ↑infer, ↑influence, ↑lead, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • indirectly — in|di|rect|ly [ ,ındı rektli, ,ındə rektli ] adverb not in a direct, clear, or obvious way: He was indirectly responsible for the deaths of five people. Over 500 people are directly or indirectly employed by the business …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • indirectly — UK [ˌɪndəˈrektlɪ] / US [ˌɪndɪˈrektlɪ] / US [ˌɪndəˈrektlɪ] adverb not in a direct, clear, or obvious way He was indirectly responsible for the deaths of five people. Over 500 people are directly or indirectly employed by the business …   English dictionary

  • indirectly — indirect ► ADJECTIVE 1) not direct. 2) (of costs) deriving from overhead charges or subsidiary work. 3) (of taxation) levied on goods and services rather than income or profits. DERIVATIVES indirection noun indirectly adverb indirectness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • indirectly — adverb not in a forthright manner (Freq. 7) he answered very indirectly • Ant: ↑directly • Derived from adjective: ↑indirect …   Useful english dictionary

  • indirectly — See indirect. * * * …   Universalium

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