Speak and write with confidence.

To help you avoid using the same word too repetitively, redundantly, recurrently, incessantly, etc., etc.

Why synonyms can be useful

Your writing can sound boring if you continually keep repeating the same words. When you create sentences, you can make them more interesting by using words that mean the same as the word you are speaking about. This allows you to add flavor to your writing.

In order to make language a lot more expressive and interesting you should try to vary the words you use as often as you can.

Synonyms for (adjective) indirect

Synonyms: indirect Definition: not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination Usage: sometimes taking an indirect path saves time; you must take an indirect course in sailing

Hypernyms: askance, askant, asquint, squint, squint-eyed, squinty, sidelong Definition: (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy Usage: her eyes with their misted askance look- Elizabeth Bowen; sidelong glances

Hypernyms: roundabout, devious, circuitous Definition: deviating from a straight course Usage: a scenic but devious route; a long and circuitous journey by train and boat; a roundabout route avoided rush-hour traffic

Hypernyms: diversionary Definition: (of tactics e.g.) likely or designed to confuse or deceive

Hypernyms: rambling, meandering, wandering, winding Definition: of a path e.g. Usage: meandering streams; rambling forest paths; the river followed its wandering course; a winding country road

Synonyms: indirect Definition: extended senses; not direct in manner or language or behavior or action Usage: making indirect but legitimate inquiries; an indirect insult; doubtless they had some indirect purpose in mind; though his methods are indirect they are not dishonest; known as a shady indirect fellow

Hypernyms: allusive Definition: characterized by indirect references Usage: allusive speech is characterized by allusions

Hypernyms: backhanded Definition: roundabout or ambiguous Usage: attacks from that source amounted to a backhanded compliment to his integrity; a backhanded and dishonest way of reaching his goal

Hypernyms: circuitous, roundabout Definition: marked by obliqueness or indirection in speech or conduct Usage: the explanation was circuitous and puzzling; a roundabout paragraph; hear in a roundabout way that her ex-husband was marrying her best friend

Hypernyms: circumlocutious, circumlocutory, ambagious, periphrastic Definition: roundabout and unnecessarily wordy Usage: had a preference for circumlocutious (or circumlocutory) rather than forthright expression; A periphrastic study in a worn-out poetical fashion,/ Leaving one still with the intolerable wrestle/ With words and meanings.-T.S.Eliot; (`ambagious' is archaic)

Hypernyms: oblique, devious Definition: indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way; misleading Usage: used devious means to achieve success; gave oblique answers to direct questions; oblique political maneuvers

Hypernyms: digressive, discursive, rambling, excursive Definition: (of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects Usage: amusingly digressive with satirical thrusts at women's fashions among other things; a rambling discursive book; his excursive remarks; a rambling speech about this and that

Hypernyms: hearsay Definition: heard through another rather than directly Usage: hearsay information

Hypernyms: mealy-mouthed, mealymouthed Definition: hesitant to state facts or opinions simply and directly as from e.g. timidity or hypocrisy Usage: a mealymouthed politician

Hypernyms: tortuous Definition: not straightforward Usage: his tortuous reasoning

Synonyms: indirect Definition: having intervening factors or persons or influences Usage: reflection from the ceiling provided a soft indirect light; indirect evidence; an indirect cause

Hypernyms: mediate Definition: acting through or dependent on an intervening agency Usage: the disease spread by mediate as well as direct contact

Synonyms: indirect Definition: not as a direct effect or consequence Usage: indirect benefits; an indirect advantage

Hypernyms: secondary Definition: being of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate Usage: the stone will be hauled to a secondary crusher; a secondary source; a secondary issue; secondary streams