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“… off-center from oblique angles or …”

meanings of oblique


  1. Having the base of the blade asymmetrical, with one side lower than the other.
  2. Not straightforward; indirect; obscure; hence, disingenuous; underhand; perverse; sinister.
  3. Employing oblique motion, motion or progression in which one part (voice) stays on the same note while another ascends or descends.
  4. Indirect; employing the actual words of the speaker but as related by a third person, having the first person in pronoun and verb converted into the third person and adverbs of present time into the past, etc.
  5. Not erect or perpendicular; neither parallel to, nor at right angles from, the base; slanting; inclined.
  6. Not direct in descent; not following the line of father and son; collateral.
  7. Pertaining to the oblique case (non-nominative).
  8. Growing at an angle that is neither vertical nor horizontal.


  1. The oblique case.
  2. Synonym of slash ⟨/⟩.
  3. An oblique line.


  1. To march in a direction oblique to the line of the column or platoon; — formerly accomplished by oblique steps, now by direct steps, the men half-facing either to the right or left.
  2. To slant (text, etc.) at an angle.
  3. To deviate from a perpendicular line; to move in an oblique direction.

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