The condition of being oblique; deviation from a right line; deviation from parallelism or perpendicularity; the amount of such deviation; divergence; as, the obliquity of the ecliptic to the equator.
- The quality or condition of being oblique.
- A deviation from a vertical or horizontal line, plane, position, or direction.
- The angle or extent of such a deviation.
- A mental deviation or aberration.
- Immoral conduct.
- Obscurity in conduct or verbal expression: "It may be that the candor of contemporary literature creates a nostalgia for indirection, obliquity and deferral” ( Anatole Broyard).
- An obscure statement.