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Definition 1: a diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for oblique in the sense of this definition

(oblique is a kind of ...) the muscles of the abdomen

Definition 2: any grammatical case other than the nominative - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for oblique in the sense of this definition

(oblique is a kind of ...) nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence

(... is a kind of oblique ) the case of nouns serving as the direct object of a verb

(... is a kind of oblique ) the category of nouns serving as the indirect object of a verb

(... is a kind of oblique ) the case expressing ownership

(... is a kind of oblique ) the case (in some inflected languages) used when the referent of the noun is being addressed

(... is a kind of oblique ) the case indicating the agent in passive sentences or the instrument or manner or place of the action described by the verb

Definition 3: slanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angled - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where oblique or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

(oblique is similar to ...) slanting diagonally across the grain of a fabric

"a bias fold"

(oblique is similar to ...) slanted across a polygon on a diagonal line

"set off in a catty-corner direction across the vacant lot"

(oblique is similar to ...) (of movement) at an angle

(oblique is similar to ...) connecting two nonadjacent corners of a plane figure or any two corners of a solid that are not in the same face

"a diagonal line across the page"

(oblique is similar to ...) (of e.g. lines or paths) not parallel; converging

(oblique is similar to ...) having oblique angles

(means also ...) tending to come together from different directions

(means also ...) tending to move apart in different directions

(means also ...) at an angle to the horizontal or vertical position

"an inclined plane"

Definition 4: indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way; misleading - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where oblique or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • used devious means to achieve success
  • gave oblique answers to direct questions
  • oblique political maneuvers

Synonyms for oblique in the sense of this definition

(oblique is similar to ...) extended senses; not direct in manner or language or behavior or action

"making indirect but legitimate inquiries" "an indirect insult" "doubtless they had some indirect purpose in mind" "though his methods are indirect they are not dishonest" "known as a shady indirect fellow"

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