Oblique – Neither parallel nor at right angle; slanting
To remember the definition of the word oblique, use the following mnemonic:
Your future is oh so bleak (oblique). The graph shows a line, neither parallel nor at right angles, to the x and y axis but a sharp slanting line.
Examples of oblique in a sentence
Through the window came the last few oblique rays of evening sunshine.
He made oblique references to her lack of experience.
It lies between the plain and the sea at an oblique angle to the coastline.