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oblique

ob·lique

oblique

 
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb, noun
part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: blik [or] o blik
definition 1: not parallel or at right angles to a line or plane; slanting or inclined.
synonyms:
canted, diagonal, slanting
similar words:
cater-cornered, inclined, kitty-cornered, sloping
definition 2: not direct or straightforward in intent, means, or achievement; indirect or devious.
He made an oblique reference to his own accomplishments.
synonyms:
backhanded, indirect, masked, roundabout, veiled
antonyms:
direct, straight
similar words:
covert, devious, furtive, sly, surreptitious
definition 3: of a solid geometric figure, having an axis not at right angles to the base.
 
part of speech: adverb
pronunciation: blaIk [or] o blaIk
definition: of military march, at an angle of forty-five degrees.
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: blik [or] o blik
definition: something in a slanting or inclined direction or position.
similar words:
cant, diagonal, slant
derivations: obliquely (adv.), obliqueness (n.)