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1. oblique

adjective. ['əˈbliːk'] slanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angled.

Synonyms

  • oblique-angled
  • nonparallel
  • bias
  • catty-corner
  • catercorner
  • kitty-corner
  • crabwise
  • cater-cornered
  • divergent
  • diagonal
  • diverging
  • convergent
  • kitty-cornered
  • catacorner
  • cata-cornered
  • inclined
  • sideways

Antonyms

  • convergent
  • vertical
  • horizontal
  • divergent
  • perpendicular

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Example sentences of the word oblique


1. Adjective
A side bend workout with exercises like these can help increase your flexibility and strengthen your oblique muscles.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Do side stretches to tone your oblique muscles-- the muscles that run along the sides of your body.

Quotes containing the word oblique


1. Your soul knows the geography of your destiny. Your soul alone has the map of your future, therefore you can trust this indirect, oblique side of yourself. If you do, it will take you where you need to go, but more important it will teach you a kindness of rhythm in your journey.
- John O'Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

2. Criticism of others is thus an oblique form of self-commendation. We think we make the picture hang straight on our wall by telling our neighbors that all his pictures are crooked.
- Fulton J. Sheen, Seven Words of Jesus and Mary: Lessons from Cana and Calvary

2. oblique-angled

adjective. having oblique angles.

Antonyms

  • perpendicular

3. oblique

adjective. ['əˈbliːk'] indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way; misleading.

Synonyms

  • devious

Antonyms

  • synchronous
  • impartiality

4. oblique

noun. ['əˈbliːk'] any grammatical case other than the nominative.

Synonyms

  • possessive
  • accusative case
  • grammatical case
  • possessive case
  • genitive case
  • dative case
  • oblique case
  • ablative case
  • vocative
  • vocative case
  • objective case
  • ablative
  • case
  • dative
  • genitive

Antonyms

  • exculpatory
  • unacquisitive
  • subordinate
  • additive

5. oblique

noun. ['əˈbliːk'] a diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso.

Synonyms

  • abdominal external oblique muscle
  • ab
  • external oblique muscle
  • musculus obliquus externus abdominis
  • abdominal muscle

Antonyms

  • same
  • steep
  • disinclined
  • unwilling
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