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Meaning of OBLIQUELY

Pronunciation:  u'bleeklee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adv]  to toward or at one side; "darting eyes looking sidelong out of a wizened face"
  2. [adv]  at an oblique angle; "the sun shone aslant into his face"
 

OBLIQUELY is a 9 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: aslant, athwart, sidelong, sideways
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ob*lique"ly\, adv.
In an oblique manner; not directly; indirectly. ``Truth
obliquely leveled.'' --Bp. Fell.

      Declining from the noon of day, The sun obliquely
      shoots his burning ray.                  --Pope

      His discourse tends obliquely to the detracting from
      others.                                  --Addison.

 

 

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