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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Having the characteristic of lacking a true course toward a goal.

Usage examples (38)
  • Adjective : an indirect course in sailing. ,an indirect advantage. ,His methods are indirect but not dishonest. ,He is known as a shady, indirect...
  • Their e-mails were 'tortured haikus of indirectness', so he told me.
  • Whipple: Not necessarily indirectness, as much as not being closed, I think.
  • The expats in town favor indirectness -- "I know you from somewhere, don't I?" for more
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