Difference between oblique and obliqueness




  1. indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way; misleading
  2. slanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angled


  1. any grammatical case other than the nominative
  2. a diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso


The superior temporal gyrus is subdivided into two or more obliquely running, short, transverse temporal gyri.

The oblique rays of the sun on the orchards create this typical landscape that traditional iconography would associate with an earthly paradise.

They entered the market obliquely through the production of non-agricultural products such as barrel staves that they bartered for textiles, hardware and cheap consumer goods.

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  1. the quality of being oblique and rambling indirectly
  2. the property of being neither parallel nor perpendicular, but at a slanting angle


Charmed by his obliqueness - ‘doing’ and ‘getting’ as euphemisms for fundraising and boondoggling - I told him the name of my book.

When they lack force, tyrannical natures are characterized by simulation and their behaviour by obliqueness.

If you can stand the obliqueness, the allusiveness and the tension-inducing pace, you are in for an experience that is disturbing, revelatory and poetic.

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