What is another word for obliqueness?

148 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ əblˈiːknəs], [ əblˈiːknəs], [ ə_b_l_ˈiː_k_n_ə_s]

Obliqueness refers to the state of being indirect, ambiguous or evasive in speech, action or behavior. Some synonyms for obliqueness are circumlocution, equivocation, vagueness, ambiguity, indirectness, insinuation, innuendo, suggestion, hint, and allusion. These words denote veiled or roundabout ways of conveying meaning that aim to avoid a direct approach. The use of obliqueness can be intentional, as in the case of sarcasm or irony, or unintentional, as in the case of hesitation or uncertainty. The degree of obliqueness can also vary, from mild suggestion to deliberate misdirection. Being aware of these synonyms can help in understanding and interpreting oblique communication.

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What are the hypernyms for Obliqueness?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Obliqueness?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the opposite words for obliqueness?

Obliqueness refers to the state of being not straightforward or direct. Antonyms for obliqueness can include straightforwardness, directness, candor, clarity, and honesty. These words indicate the opposite of obliqueness, where things are said clearly and explicitly without any hidden meanings. Other antonyms for obliqueness can also include openness, transparency, bluntness, frankness, and candor. These words indicate an attitude of expressing the ideas without any concealment or ambiguity. By using these antonyms, you can convey the idea of being clear and honest in your speech or writing, something that is valued in many cultures and industries.

Usage examples for Obliqueness

G., you see, thinks his objections separable from the main design, which seems to me hardly possible-perhaps you will think the same of mine, but they relate only to isolated passages, and rather to giving them obliqueness than to changing them altogether.
"Memoirs of James Robert Hope-Scott, Volume 2"
Robert Ornsby
She did as much as obliqueness of vision and sharpness of feature could help her to do to cut him in the presence of her party: and he would not take nay.
"The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete"
George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
Sighing, Mrs. Vertrees resumed her obliqueness.
"The Turmoil A Novel"
Booth Tarkington

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