1 adj If you describe a statement as oblique, you mean that is not expressed directly or openly, making it difficult to understand.
Mr Golding delivered an oblique warning, talking of the danger of sudden action.
obliquely adv ADV with v
He obliquely referred to the US, Britain and Saudi Arabia.
2 adj An oblique line is a straight line that is not horizontal or vertical. An oblique angle is any angle other than a right angle.
usu ADJ n
It lies between the plain and the sea at an oblique angle to the coastline.
obliquely adv ADV after v
This muscle runs obliquely downwards inside the abdominal cavity.
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