- not in a direct course or path; deviating from a straight line; roundabout: an indirect course in sailing.
- coming or resulting otherwise than directly or immediately, as effects or consequences: an indirect advantage.
- not direct in action or procedure: His methods are indirect but not dishonest.
- not straightforward; devious; deceitful: He is known as a shady, indirect fellow.
- not direct in bearing, application, force, etc.: indirect evidence.
- of, relating to, or characteristic of indirect discourse: an indirect quote.
- not descending in a direct line of succession, as a title or inheritance.
- deviating from a direct course or line; roundabout; circuitous
- not coming as a direct effect or consequence; secondaryindirect benefits
- not straightforward, open, or fair; devious or evasivean indirect insult
- (of a title or an inheritance) not inherited in an unbroken line of succession from father to son