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  • adv. In an indirect manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an direct manner; not in a straight line or course; not in express terms; obliquely; not by direct means; hence, unfairly; wrongly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an indirect manner; not in a straight line or course; not expressly; not by direct or straightforward means.
  • Unfairly; crookedly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. not in a forthright manner

Etymologies

indirect +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

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