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Meaning of OBLIQUITY

Pronunciation:  u'blikwitee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the quality of being deceptive
  2. [n]  the presentation during labor of the head of the fetus at an abnormal angle

OBLIQUITY is a 9 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: asynclitism, deceptiveness
 See Also: abnormal condition, abnormalcy, abnormality, childbed, confinement, dishonesty, labor, labour, lying-in, meretriciousness, parturiency, speciousness, travail



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ob*liq"ui*ty\, n.; pl. {Obliquities}. [L. obliquitas:
cf. F. obliquit['e].]
1. 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.

2. Deviation from ordinary rules; irregularity; deviation
   from moral rectitude.

         To disobey [God] . . . imports a moral obliquity.