Antonyms for oblique

Grammar : Adj
Spell : uh-bleek, oh-bleek; Military uh-blahyk, oh-blahyk
Phonetic Transcription : əˈblik, oʊˈblik; Military əˈblaɪk, oʊˈblaɪk

Definition of oblique

Origin :
  • early 15c., from Middle French oblique (14c.) and directly from Latin obliquus "slanting, sidelong, indirect," from ob "against" (see ob-) + root of licinus "bent upward," from PIE root *lei- "to bend, be movable" (see limb (n.1)). As a type of muscles, in reference to the axis of the body, 1610s (adj.), 1800 (n.). Related: Obliquely; obliqueness.
  • adj slanting; at an angle
  • adj indirect, evasive
Example sentences :
  • This is an oblique way of saying that Marduk succeeded where Ea failed.
  • Extract from : « The Babylonian Legends of the Creation » by British Museum
  • His Highness held the bottle at an oblique angle with the chandelier.
  • Extract from : « Vivian Grey » by Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
  • The launch, bathed in its oblique rays, could not lose sight of it.
  • Extract from : « The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras » by Jules Verne
  • They are tied so that they stand in a vertical or oblique position.
  • Extract from : « Manual of American Grape-Growing » by U. P. Hedrick
  • Oblique: any direction between perpendicular and horizontal.
  • Extract from : « Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology » by John. B. Smith
  • She had that "oblique integrity" which she celebrates in one of her poems.
  • Extract from : « Adventures in the Arts » by Marsden Hartley
  • We crossed the stream, and commenced a gradual but oblique ascent of the spur.
  • Extract from : « The Hand in the Dark » by Arthur J. Rees
  • But it was an oblique nod this time, and there was a sidelong look to match it.
  • Extract from : « Lippincott's Magazine, December 1878 » by Various
  • A term sometimes applied to the oblique ascensions of the stars.
  • Extract from : « The Sailor's Word-Book » by William Henry Smyth
  • An obtuse angle is an oblique angle greater then a right angle.
  • Extract from : « The Way To Geometry » by Peter Ramus

Synonyms for oblique

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