indirection


in·di·rec·tion

noun \ˌin-də-ˈrek-shən, -(ˌ)dī-\

Definition of INDIRECTION

1
a :  indirect action or procedure
b :  lack of direction :  aimlessness
2
a :  lack of straightforwardness and openness :  deceitfulness
b :  something (as an act or statement) marked by lack of straightforwardness <hated diplomatic indirectionsReview of Reviews>

First Known Use of INDIRECTION

1590

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