(Not straight) it is tilted/leaning /sloping (up/down a bit)?

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  1. hectacon Senior Member

    Hindi
    (Not straight) it is tilted/leaning /sloping down a bit?

    http://www.heightdb.com/blog/best-time-of-day-to-measure-your-height

    I couldn't find a better image which meet my doubts . What I want to know that if something horizontal is not exactly straight ,but it is higher or lower at the other end.

    What Should I call this? (Not straight) it is tilted/leaning /sloping (up/down a bit)?
     
  2. bennymix

    bennymix Senior Member

    Are you talking about people, roofs, roads. What has height measurement to do with all this?
     
  3. hectacon Senior Member

    Hindi
    No I am doing some redecoration, from doors to everything where accuracy of height matters the most. suppose say a door frame for example.


    take this image for example.

    Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Vocational/Forestry - Wikibooks, open books for an open world

    In the first image , the object is straight. while In the 2nd image the object in yellow is not.

    So what would I say here. It is not exactly straight but tilted / sloped/ bend down a bit .
     
  4. bennymix

    bennymix Senior Member

    I think 'sloping' would do. One might add 'from the horizontal' for added precision and clarity, depending on the item and context.
     
  5. hectacon Senior Member

    Hindi
    how to speak the exact sentence? It's slightly sloping down/up from horizontal to the left ( direction ie) ? or It is bend a bit towards the left?
     
  6. bennymix

    bennymix Senior Member

    It's slightly sloping down from horizontal to the left.

    Looks ok in grammar and usage. I don't know a lot about the context.
     

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