What is another word for obliquely?

Pronunciation: [əblˈiːkli] (IPA)

Obliquely is an adverb that describes something that is not direct, straightforward or blunt. There are several synonyms that can be used instead of obliquely, such as indirectly, tangentially, insinuatingly, enigmatically, allusively, evasively, cryptically, or equivocally. Indirectly is a term used to signify that something is not done in a straightforward manner. Tangentially implies a connection with something or someone, but not in a direct way. Insinuatingly suggests that the communication is done in a subtle or covert manner. Enigmatically is used when there is a deliberate attempt to withhold or obscure information. Allusively means to imply or suggest something without being specific. Evasively suggests that the communication is done to avoid divulging information. Cryptically implies that the information shared is intentionally obscure.

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What are the opposite words for obliquely?

Obliquely is an adverb that describes a diagonal, indirect, or in a slanting manner. Antonyms for obliquely would therefore mean describing something as direct, straightforward, or perpendicular. The words that could be considered for antonyms include directly, straightforwardly, honestly, uprightly, vertically, flatly, and perpendicularly. Directly means without deviation or hindrance while straightforwardly mean without complications or confusion. Honestly means without deception or insincerity, while uprightly means morally correct or just. Vertically means object in an upright position, flatly means with no bumps or deviations, and perpendicularly would mean at a right angle to a given plane.

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Usage examples for Obliquely

The moon now peered obliquely through the opening of the cave and it became less dark.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz
No wind could blow her away from there and in addition, even although water flowed all over the tree, the trunk, about fifteen feet thick, shielded her at least from new waves of rain borne obliquely by the wind.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz
She has defended Euripides obliquely by attacking himself.
"A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)"
Mrs. Sutherland Orr

Famous quotes with Obliquely

  • Talk ought always to run obliquely, not nose to nose with no chance of mental escape.
    Frank Moore Colby
  • It is not always by plugging away at a difficulty and sticking to it that one overcomes it; often it is by working on the one next to it. Some things and some people have to be approached obliquely, at an angle.
    Andre Gide
  • Painting will have to deal more fully and less obliquely with life and nature's phenomena before it can again become great.
    Edward Hopper
  • Of course, sometimes when you write personally, you are also writing about society, obliquely reflecting topical issues, but not in a way that people would expect you to or in the way that someone trying to make a point would.
    Suzanne Vega
  • poetry is more than fantasy and is committed to the obligation of trying to say something, however obliquely, about the human condition. Therefore, a poem dealing with history is no more at liberty to violate what the writer takes to be the spirit of his history than it is at liberty to violate what he takes to be the nature of the human heart. What he takes those things to be is, of course, his ultimate gamble.
    Robert Penn Warren

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