Definition of indirectness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

indirectness

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌɪndəˈrektnəs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪndəˈrektnəs//
 
; BrE BrE//ˌɪndaɪˈrektnəs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪndaɪˈrektnəs//
 
[uncountable]
 
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a method of avoiding talking or writing about somebody/something in a clear and obvious way