- 间接的,迂回的 not straight; not directly connected
- 不直率的,婉转的 meaning sth which not directly mentioned
having intervening factors or persons or influences;
"reflection from the ceiling provided a soft indirect light"
"an indirect cause"
not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination;
"sometimes taking an indirect path saves time"
"you must take an indirect course in sailing"
descended from a common ancestor but through different lines;
"cousins are collateral relatives"
"an indirect descendant of the Stuarts"
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"
not as a direct effect or consequence;
"an indirect advantage"
- The teacher just gave us an indirect answer.
- The effect may be direct or indirect.
- The accident was the indirect result of the train being late.
- I got informed by an indirect way.
- She gave an indirect to my question.
- His indirect way of telling me to leave annoyed me.
- He gave only an indirect answer.
- On the way home, we took an indirect route.
- What he said was very indirect.
- The route is indirect.
- This route is indirect to the beach.
Happiness is not the direct aim, but the indirect consequence of the good government.出自： B. Jowett