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Wordnet 3.0


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, unfairly; wrongly. [1913 Webster] To tax it indirectly by taxing their expense. --A. Smith. [1913 Webster] Your crown and kingdom indirectly held. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

indirectly 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