Antonyms for obliquities

Grammar : Noun
Spell : uh-blik-wi-tee, oh-blik-
Phonetic Transcription : əˈblɪk wɪ ti, oʊˈblɪk-

Definition of obliquities

Origin :
  • early 15c., from Middle French obliquité (14c.), from Latin obliquitatem (nominative obliquitas) "slanting direction, obliquity," noun of quality from obliquus (see oblique).
  • As in slope : noun slant, tilt
  • As in folly : noun nonsense, ridiculous idea
  • As in angle : noun shape formed by two lines meeting at a point
  • As in grade : noun incline, slope
Example sentences :
  • How else can these obliquities stand with her professions of love?
  • Extract from : « History of the United Netherlands, 1590-1599, Vol. III. Complete » by John Lothrop Motley
  • Well, it hasn't been a bed of roses since we discovered Northwick's obliquities—excuse me!
  • Extract from : « The Quality of Mercy » by W. D. Howells
  • The novelty was not lost upon Aunt Bell, expert that she was in all obliquities from accepted tradition.
  • Extract from : « The Seeker » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • We seldom trouble ourselves to inquire into the history of their obliquities.
  • Extract from : « The Causes of the Corruption of the Traditional Text of the Holy Gospels » by John Burgon
  • It seemed to me that I had known the same sort of obliquities among boys in the swapping of jacknives.
  • Extract from : « Confessions of Boyhood » by John Albee

Synonyms for obliquities

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