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synonyms for indirection

  • artifice
  • bunk
  • cheating
  • chicane
  • chicanery
  • corruption
  • craft
  • craftiness
  • criminality
  • crookedness
  • cunning
  • deceit
  • deviousness
  • double-dealing
  • duplicity
  • faithlessness
  • falsehood
  • falsity
  • flimflam
  • fraud
  • fraudulence
  • graft
  • guile
  • hocus-pocus
  • infamy
  • infidelity
  • insidiousness
  • mendacity
  • perfidiousness
  • perfidy
  • racket
  • rascality
  • shadiness
  • shiftiness
  • slyness
  • sneakiness
  • stealing
  • swindle
  • treachery
  • trickery
  • trickiness
  • unscrupulousness
  • wiliness
  • fourberie
  • hanky-panky
  • improbity
  • sharp practice
  • underhandedness
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antonyms for indirection

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  • artlessness
  • constancy
  • faithfulness
  • fidelity
  • forthrightness
  • frankness
  • goodness
  • honesty
  • honor
  • innocence
  • loyalty
  • openness
  • reality
  • sincerity
  • truth
  • truthfulness
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How to use indirection in a sentence

True, the landlord could not by any hint or indirection discover from whence his midnight visitor came.
WHEN VALMOND CAME TO PONTIAC, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
Of course it was done honestly; nobody suspects the Mayor of Boston of double-dealing, of intrigue, or of any indirection!
THE TRIAL OF THEODORE PARKERTHEODORE PARKER
"It is not impossible that I shall want them myself," responded Bean, unconsciously adopting the Tully indirection.
BUNKER BEANHARRY LEON WILSON
All direct approaches failing, at last he tried indirection.
TRUE DETECTIVE STORIESCLEVELAND MOFFETT
He refers to this second wife once by indirection, thus: "The children of Laura are no longer motherless."
LITTLE JOURNEYS TO THE HOMES OF THE GREAT, VOL. 13ELBERT HUBBARD
Like thumb and index they formed a crescent, a threatening semicircle, reaching forward by indirection.
GREENER THAN YOU THINKWARD MOORE
Certainly this was true of this particular old salt, and it was necessary to approach him by indirection.
WOVEN WITH THE SHIPCYRUS TOWNSEND BRADY
She liked to say to Gretchen things that were meant for other ears; there was novelty in the indirection.
THE LOG SCHOOL-HOUSE ON THE COLUMBIAHEZEKIAH BUTTERWORTH
She was very shy about telling of her early acquaintance with Whittier, and whatever I could learn was by indirection.
WHITTIER-LANDSAMUEL T. PICKARD
And if you will permit me—I do not impute indirection, of course—but your remark seems to require a footnote.
THE MARKET-PLACEHAROLD FREDERIC
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