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Synonyms and Antonyms of indirect

  1. not straightforward or direct <the cab driver took a very indirect route to the hotel> <a long-winded, indirect answer to a very simple question> Synonyms circuitous, circular, roundabout Related Words crooked, curvy, serpentine, sinuous, tortuous, twisting, winding; meandering, rambling, wandering; circumlocutory, long-winded, prolix, verbose; deceitful, deceptive, devious, dishonest, duplicitous, insidious, misleading, sneaky, underhand, underhanded; calculating, crafty, cunning, subtle, tricky Near Antonyms candid, forthright, frank, honest, open, plain, unconcealed, undisguised Antonyms direct, straight, straightforward

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