1. not in a forthright manner
; - Example: "he answered very indirectly"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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,
To tax it indirectly by taxing their expense. --A.
Your crown and kingdom indirectly held. --Shak.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adv 1: not in a forthright manner; "he answered very indirectly"
[ant: directly, flat, straight]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
29 Moby Thesaurus words for "indirectly":
at an angle, by proxy, circlewise, circuitously, deceitfully,
deviately, deviously, digressively, divagationally, divergently,
excursively, fraudulently, furtively, guilefully, in behalf of,
insidiously, obliquely, on one side, round about, shiftily,
sideling, sidelong, sideways, sidewise, surreptitiously,
to one side, treacherously, trickily, underhandedly