Translation of indirectly in Spanish:


indirectamente, adv.

Pronunciation /ˌɪndəˈrɛktli/ /ˌɪndɪˈrɛk(t)li/


  • 1

    • A vaccine is supposed to "create" antibodies which, indirectly, offer protection against disease.
    • Conversely, selective foraging by herbivores alters plant community composition, which indirectly decreases nitrogen cycling.
    • He or she must not undermine the primacy of democratic law-making by the organs of government directly or indirectly accountable to the people.
    • Furthermore, the greater the incidence of substance abuse, the greater the supply of beggars, indirectly increasing the demand for regulation.
    • In works of fiction, devices often serve their functions indirectly, through the mediation of the fictional world.
    • Yet on a remote Pacific atoll they've been indirectly responsible for safeguarding a thriving coral reef ecosystem.
    • The politics concerns me only indirectly.
    • Even when the results are unintelligible, the method can indirectly generate fresh thoughts and sometimes laughter.
    • But indirectly the Ethiopian conquest had prepared a revolution.
    • The benefit locally has not only come through the employment provided directly by the farm, but also indirectly through other services.
    • Several years later, that initiative led to the Soviet pullout from Afghanistan and, indirectly, the Vietnamese withdrawal from Cambodia.
    • These traditional descriptions did not immediately further the ends of horticulture, but indirectly they exercised an important influence, because of their illustrations.
    • This strategy may, even if indirectly, disfavor the establishment of new, perhaps smaller and specialized private institutions.
    • And the nomination of an exemplar indirectly reflects whether one's subculture values literary, scientific, political, or business acumen.
    • It may not be apparent, but there isn't one single human being who does not, however indirectly, make a lasting imprint on society.
  • 2

    (insult/criticize/refer) indirectamente
    he answered very indirectly contestó evasivamente / con evasivas
    • He leads a melancholy life, constantly quoting Proust either directly or indirectly.
    • She talked, as preachers sometimes do, indirectly about herself.
    • The Cuban Revolution, Castro and the excitement of the 1960s appear in the book indirectly.
    • He spoke to them in parables, which in this case means that He spoke to them using metaphors that made His point indirectly.
    • Libyan commentators extolled the disclosure, and indirectly the Libyan leader, although it was not a prominent news story.
    • The Secretary of State, whose job it is to protect our sovereignty, today brought my name into a conversation indirectly criticizing me for defending our sovereignty.
    • We chose not to include articles that focus on another content area, such as jealousy, while indirectly addressing infidelity.
    • We've also been criticized, if indirectly, by the author, who worries because our ultimate goals - free market as against socialism - differ.
  • 3

    (as side effect)