noun, plural o·bliq·ui·ties.
Origin of obliquity
Related Words for obliquityshelf, ramp, hill, madness, silliness, craziness, absurdity, indiscretion, foolishness, recklessness, idiocy, stupidity, lunacy, twist, corner, intersection, edge, slant, level, declivity
Examples from the Web for obliquity
Historical Examples of obliquity
The obliquity of vision of the European residents on all these points is extraordinary.Appearances
Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
I repeated, a little astonished by this obliquity in a man customarily so direct.The Prairie Mother
Periodic changes in the form and obliquity of the earth's orbit.Pioneers of Science
Abbategnia decided the obliquity of the ecliptic to be 23 25.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology
They found the length of the year, and calculated the obliquity of the ecliptic.
noun plural -ties
early 15c., from Middle French obliquité (14c.), from Latin obliquitatem (nominative obliquitas) "slanting direction, obliquity," noun of quality from obliquus (see oblique).