1. having an oblique or slanted direction (Freq. 2)
Syn: ↑aslant, ↑aslope, ↑diagonal, ↑slanted, ↑slanting, ↑sloped
Similar to: ↑inclined
Derivationally related forms: ↑diagonal (for: ↑diagonal)
2. having a slanting form or direction (Freq. 1)

an area of gently sloping hills


a room with a sloping ceiling

Similar to: ↑gradual

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