[ uh-blik-wi-tee, oh-blik- ]
/ əˈblɪk wɪ ti, oʊˈblɪk- /
noun, plural o·bliq·ui·ties.
the state of being oblique.
divergence from moral conduct, rectitude, etc.; immorality, dishonesty, or the like.
an instance of such divergence.
an instance of mental perversity.
an inclination or a degree of inclination.
a confusing or obscure statement or passage of writing, especially one deliberately made obscure.
Also called obliquity of the ecliptic. Astronomy. the angle between the plane of the earth's orbit and that of the earth's equator, equal to 23°27′; the inclination of the earth's equator.
backhanded, vague, fraudulent, duplicitous, wily, deceitful, sneaky, shrewd, insidious, insincere, sly, calculating, underhanded, collateral, roundabout, circular, oblique, straying, circuitous, devious
- oblique section,
- oblique triangle,
- oblique vein of left atrium,
- oblique-slip fault,
- obliquity of the ecliptic,
- obliterating endarteritis,
Origin of obliquity
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Obliquitous, oblivious of distinction between right and wrong.The Slang Dictionary|John Camden Hotten
/ (əˈblɪkwɪtɪ) /
noun plural -ties
the state or condition of being oblique
a deviation from the perpendicular or horizontal
a moral or mental deviation
Also called: obliquity of the ecliptic astronomy the angle between the plane of the earth's orbit and that of the celestial equator, equal to approximately 23° 27′ at present
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early 15c., from Middle French obliquité (14c.), from Latin obliquitatem (nominative obliquitas) "slanting direction, obliquity," noun of quality from obliquus (see oblique).
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