unstraightforwardly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

unstraightforward +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

unstraightforwardly (comparative more unstraightforwardly, superlative most unstraightforwardly)

  1. In an unstraightforward manner; not straightforwardly; obliquely, indirectly.
    • 1989, Onora O'Neill, Constructions of Reason, Press Syndicate of the University of Cambridge, →ISBN, page 124:
      A great many complaints that workers are not being treated as persons can be traced not to the ways in which they may be straightforwardly or unstraightforwardly used, but to the degree to which contemporary employment practices make a point of treating workers uniformly, and so not as the particular persons that they are.
    • 2002 February 21, "Stewart/sna" (username), "Re: I was a hero yesterday, Rockford style", in alt.recovery.codependency, Usenet:
      In this response, it seems to me that you again express the same desire (albeit less straightforwardly), while at the same time denying that desire (again somewhat unstraightforwardly).
    • 2008, Peter Eastwood, Particulate Emissions from Vehicles, Wiley, →ISBN, page 81:
      In reality, the exposed surface of an agglomerate is unstraightforwardly related to the number of spherules within it.