Definition of obliques


Scrabble & Words with Friends points

  • obliques is a valid Scrabble word with a point value of 19 according to TWL06 dictionary
  • obliques is a valid Words with Friends word with a point value of 22 according to ENABLE dictionary

Definition of obliques

  • any grammatical case other than the nominative (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. oblique case

  • indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way; misleading (adjective)

    Examples

    1. gave oblique answers to direct questions
    2. oblique political maneuvers

    Synonyms

    1. devious

  • a diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. abdominal external oblique muscle
    2. external oblique muscle
    3. musculus obliquus externus abdominis

  • slanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angled (adjective)

    Examples

    1. the oblique rays of the winter sun
    2. acute and obtuse angles are oblique angles
    3. the axis of an oblique cone is not perpendicular to its base

See definition of obliques in Merriam Webster