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    oblique - Dictionary definition and meaning for word oblique

    Definition
    (noun) any grammatical case other than the nominative
    Synonyms : oblique case
    Definition
    (noun) a diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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.

Ur making an oblique reference i.e indirect ref

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

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

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

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

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