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oblique meaning and definition

Definition and meaning of oblique at MeaningMonkey.org. oblique meaning and definition in the English Dictionary.


Definition of oblique (noun)

  1. any grammatical case other than the nominative
  2. a diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso

OBLIQUE adjective

Definition of oblique (adjective)

  1. slanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angled
    • "the oblique rays of the winter sun"; "acute and obtuse angles are oblique angles"; "the axis of an oblique cone is not perpendicular to its base"
    • antonym: parallel
  2. indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way; misleading
    • "used devious means to achieve success"; "gave oblique answers to direct questions"; "oblique political maneuvers"
    • synonyms: devious
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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