The definition of oblique is slanted or tilted direction. It also refers to something that is misleading or not straight to the point.(adjective)
See oblique in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME oblike < L obliquus < ob- (see ob-) + liquis, awry < IE *leik-, var. of base *elei-, to bend > ell
See oblique in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin oblīquus.
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