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Indirect vs. Undirect

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Indirectadjective

Not direct; roundabout.

Undirectverb

(transitive) To misdirect; mislead.

Indirectnoun

(finance) An indirect cost.

Undirectadjective

Not direct.

Indirectverb

To access by means of indirection; to dereference.

Undirectverb

To misdirect; to mislead.

‘who make false fires to undirect seamen in a tempest.’;

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Indirectadjective

Not direct; not straight or rectilinear; deviating from a direct line or course; circuitous; as, an indirect road.

Undirectadjective

Indirect.

Indirectadjective

Not tending to an aim, purpose, or result by the plainest course, or by obvious means, but obliquely or consequentially; by remote means; as, an indirect accusation, attack, answer, or proposal.

‘By what bypaths and indirect, crooked waysI met this crown.’;

Indirectadjective

Not straightforward or upright; unfair; dishonest; tending to mislead or deceive.

‘Indirect dealing will be discovered one time or other.’;

Indirectadjective

Not resulting directly from an act or cause, but more or less remotely connected with or growing out of it; as, indirect results, damages, or claims.

Indirectadjective

Not reaching the end aimed at by the most plain and direct method; as, an indirect proof, demonstration, etc.

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Indirectadjective

having intervening factors or persons or influences;

‘reflection from the ceiling provided a soft indirect light’; ‘indirect evidence’; ‘an indirect cause’;

Indirectadjective

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

‘sometimes taking an indirect path saves time’; ‘must take an indirect couse in sailing’;

Indirectadjective

descended from a common ancestor but through different lines;

‘cousins are collateral relatives’; ‘an indirect descendant of the Stuarts’;

Indirectadjective

extended senses; not direct in manner or language or behavior or action;

‘making 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’;

Indirectadjective

not as a direct effect or consequence;

‘indirect benefits’; ‘an indirect advantage’;

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