obliqueness obliqueness


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


  1. Hinted the King with Oriental obliqueness: a chair like that would save him many steps in his palace at Riyadh.
  2. By using stratagems of such seeming innocence and such Machiavellian obliqueness that the victim scarcely knows he has been pinked.
  3. That obliqueness has also helped interpreters like Ben Goto make the French astrologer appear to be speaking directly to people in distant times and distant lands like Japan.
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affectation affectation
/ˌæ fɛk ˈteɪ ʃən /