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Adjective oblique has 2 senses
- oblique - slanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angular; "the oblique rays of the winter sun"; "acute and obtuse angles are oblique angles"; "the axis of an oblique cone is not perpendicular to its base"
Antonyms: parallel, antiparallel, collateral, nonconvergent, nonintersecting, perpendicular, normal, orthogonal, rectangular, right
- devious, oblique - indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way; misleading; "used devious means to achieve success"; "gave oblique answers to direct questions"; "oblique political maneuvers"
Antonym: direct (indirect, via indirect)