oblique

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[əˈbliːk], (Adjective)

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- neither parallel nor at right angles to a specified or implied line; slanting
(e.g: we sat on the settee oblique to the fireplace)

- not expressed or done in a direct way
(e.g: he issued an oblique attack on the President)

- denoting any case other than the nominative or vocative.


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Origin:
late Middle English: from Latin obliquus


[əˈbliːk], (Noun)

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- an oblique muscle
(e.g: it is the obliques and abdominals which create the well-trained look)


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