Dictionary Results for oblique


1. oblique - noun

· any grammatical case other than the nominative

Synonym(s): oblique_case

Hypernym(s): case, grammatical_case

Antonym(s): nominative




2. oblique - noun

· a diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso

Synonym(s): external_oblique_muscle, musculus_obliquus_externus_abdominis, abdominal_external_oblique_muscle

Hypernym(s): abdominal, abdominal_muscle, ab




3. oblique - adjective

· 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"

Antonym(s): parallel, perpendicular




4. oblique - adjective

· 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"

Synonym(s): devious





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