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Definition of oblique adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//oʊˈblik//
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  1. 1not expressed or done in a direct way synonym indirect an oblique reference/approach/comment
  2. 2(of a line) sloping at an angle
adverb He referred only obliquely to their recent problems. Always cut stems obliquely to enable flowers to absorb more water.

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