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oblique - Dictionary definition and meaning for word oblique

(noun) any grammatical case other than the nominative
Synonyms : oblique case

(noun) a diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso
(adj) slanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angled
Example Sentence
  • 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

(adj) indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way; misleading
Synonyms : devious
Example Sentence
  • used devious means to achieve success
  • gave oblique answers to direct questions
  • oblique political maneuvers

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for oblique

Oblique - split it like OB(object) lique(sounds as LIKE). So OBject Like, referring something indirectly.
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by raman_dec

Ur making an oblique reference i.e indirect ref
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by crazylooks

oblisk sound like oblique (slanted).... here faces are kept oblique so tht at top tapering ll happen...something like pyramid...
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by rahulbest

ob + LIque(lets say LIne) ~ line is normally straight this oblique is indirect
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by friendofafriend

jab ghee seedhi ungli se naa nikle to ungli tedhi (oblique) karni padti hai
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by 1.6k

ob+lique—ob means against—if you dislike someone or OB(against)+ LIQUE(like), you always REFER THEM INDIRECTLY
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by nikhilparasher

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by a.gupta

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