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Synonyms for obliqueəˈblik, oʊˈblik; Mil. əˈblaɪk, oʊˈblaɪk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. oblique, oblique case(noun)

    any grammatical case other than the nominative

    Synonyms:
    musculus obliquus externus abdominis, oblique case, oblique, external oblique muscle, abdominal external oblique muscle

    Antonyms:
    nominative case, nominative, subject case, direct, nonintersecting, parallel, orthogonal, normal, antiparallel, right, nonconvergent, rectangular, perpendicular, collateral

  2. external oblique muscle, musculus obliquus externus abdominis, abdominal external oblique muscle, oblique(adj)

    a diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso

    Synonyms:
    musculus obliquus externus abdominis, external oblique muscle, oblique, abdominal external oblique muscle, oblique case

    Antonyms:
    subject case, nominative, nominative case, parallel, rectangular, direct, orthogonal, collateral, nonintersecting, normal, perpendicular, right, antiparallel, nonconvergent

  3. oblique(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    devious

    Antonyms:
    subject case, nominative case, nominative, nonintersecting, antiparallel, perpendicular, normal, nonconvergent, right, rectangular, orthogonal, direct, parallel, collateral

  4. devious, oblique(adj)

    indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way; misleading

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

    Synonyms:
    devious, roundabout, oblique, shifty, circuitous

    Antonyms:
    subject case, nominative case, nominative, nonconvergent, normal, orthogonal, direct, rectangular, right, parallel, antiparallel, collateral, nonintersecting, perpendicular

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. oblique(a.)

    Synonyms:
    inclined, aslant

  2. oblique(a.)

    Synonyms:
    indirect

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

slant, slanted

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#11538oblique
#21715devious
#22421slant
#24591roundabout
#43525slanted
#66096shifty
#101524circuitous

Translations for oblique

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • oblicCatalan, Valencian
  • schief, schrägGerman
  • oblicuoSpanish
  • vino, pahansuopa, kiero, epäsuoraFinnish
  • hōtiuMāori
  • schuinDutch
  • окольный, скошенный, покатый, непрямой, косвенный, наклонный, косойRussian
  • skosený, naklonený, kosý, šikmý, krivý, bočivý, úkosmýSlovak
  • sned, skev, indirekt, förtäckt, lutande, snedställd, undvikandeSwedish
  • косийUkrainian

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