One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘an oblique line’
slanting, slanted, sloping, at an angle, angled, diagonal, aslant, slant, slantwise, sloped, inclined, inclining, tilted, tilting, atilt, skew, on the skew, askew
North American cater-cornered, catty-cornered, kitty-corner
2‘an oblique reference to the president’
indirect, inexplicit, roundabout, circuitous, circumlocutory, implicit, implied, elliptical, evasive, backhanded
rare circumlocutionary, ambagious
3‘he cast her an oblique glance’
sidelong, sideways, furtive, covert, sly, surreptitious
slash, forward slash, solidus, oblique stroke, backslash, diagonal, virgule, slant
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