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adjective as in indirect, evasive

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To target your obliques—the muscles on the sides of your stomach—slide your knee into your chest diagonally.

The wait for assistance for a taxed bullpen, meanwhile, ended when Wander Suero was reinstated from the injured list following a left oblique strain.

Likewise, while it seems imbedded with symbolism that is keyed to deeply personal associations from its creators – much like the work of David Lynch – those symbols are at once too ordinary and too oblique to make us care.

Satellites can only peer down on smoke plumes from above or from oblique angles, and their payload is limited to lighter instruments.

That said, the season seven writers never quite figured out how to hit the oblique angles in their relationship the way Sherman-Palladino did — the insults inside the compliments, the declarations of love inside the insults.

From Vox

The definition of “innuendo,” according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is “an oblique allusion.”

The Playlist, on the other hand, called it “too oblique, too delighted with itself, and frankly, too dull to admire…much.”

An oblique view of baseball full of hijinks, havoc, and humor, this is fandom to the extreme.

The historical event, however, serves as an oblique background for the novel.

The columns are frequently laced with oblique references to her family.

Even the hardy Mohammedan was haggard and spent, and his oblique eyes glowed like the red embers of a dying fire.

Even the light eyes seemed to have grown slightly oblique; the voice, the unimpassioned greeting, were those of a son of Cathay.

Testa minuta oblique conica tenuis pellucida linea albida opaca et fasciis coccineis ornata, anfractibus valde convexis.

Like the beams of the winter sun which have little warmth in them, the line of our vision is somewhat oblique.

In the Ordish system a certain number of intermediate points in the span are supported by oblique chains, on which girders rest.


On this page you'll find 63 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to oblique, such as: bent, diagonal, inclining, angled, askew, and aslant.

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