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Adjective: oblique  u'bleek or ow'bleek
  1. Indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way; misleading
    "gave oblique answers to direct questions"; "oblique political manoeuvres";
    - devious
  2. Slanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angled
    "the oblique rays of the winter sun"; "acute and obtuse angles are oblique angles"; "the axis of an oblique cone is not perpendicular to its base"
Noun: oblique  u'bleek or ow'bleek
  1. Any grammatical case other than the nominative
    - oblique case
  2. A diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso
    - external oblique muscle, musculus obliquus externus abdominis, abdominal external oblique muscle

Derived forms: obliques

See also: bias, catacorner [N. Amer], cata-cornered [N. Amer], catercorner [N. Amer], cater-cornered [N. Amer], catty-corner [N. Amer], catty-cornered [N. Amer], convergent, crabwise, diagonal, divergent, diverging, inclined, indirect, kitty-corner [N. Amer], kitty-cornered [N. Amer], nonparallel, oblique-angled, sideways

Type of: ab, abdominal, abdominal muscle, case, grammatical case

Antonym: parallel, perpendicular, subject case

Encyclopedia: Oblique