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An example use of oblique in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… off-center from oblique angles or …”
meanings of oblique
Having the base of the blade asymmetrical, with one side lower than the other.
Not straightforward; indirect; obscure; hence, disingenuous; underhand; perverse; sinister.
Employing oblique motion, motion or progression in which one part (voice) stays on the same note while another ascends or descends.
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.
Not erect or perpendicular; neither parallel to, nor at right angles from, the base; slanting; inclined.
Not direct in descent; not following the line of father and son; collateral.
Pertaining to the oblique case (non-nominative).
Growing at an angle that is neither vertical nor horizontal.
The oblique case.
Synonym of slash ⟨/⟩.
An oblique line.
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.
To slant (text, etc.) at an angle.
To deviate from a perpendicular line; to move in an oblique direction.