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an·gu·lar

 (ăng′gyə-lər)
adj.
1. Having, forming, or consisting of an angle or angles.
2. Measured by an angle or by degrees of an arc.
3. Bony and lean; gaunt: an angular face.
4. Lacking grace or smoothness; awkward: an angular gait.
5. Rigid, stiff, and unyielding in character or disposition: "the cold, angular brand of materialism" (David K. Willis).

[Latin angulāris, from angulus, angle.]

an′gu·lar·ly adv.
an′gu·lar·ness n.

angular

(ˈæŋɡjʊlə)
adj
1. lean or bony
2. awkward or stiff in manner or movement
3. (Mathematics) having an angle or angles
4. placed at an angle
5. (Mathematics) measured by an angle or by the rate at which an angle changes
[C15: from Latin angulāris, from angulus angle1]
ˈangularly adv
ˈangularness n

an•gu•lar

(ˈæŋ gyə lər)

adj.
1. having an angle or angles.
2. consisting of, situated at, or forming an angle.
3. pertaining to or measured by an angle.
4. bony, lean, or gaunt: a tall, angular man.
5. acting or moving awkwardly; stiff.
[1590–1600; < Latin angulāris; see angle1, -ar1]
an′gu•lar•ly, adv.
an′gu•lar•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.angular - measured by an angle or by the rate of change of an angle; "angular momentum"
2.angular - having angles or an angular shapeangular - having angles or an angular shape  
pointed - having a point
square - having four equal sides and four right angles or forming a right angle; "a square peg in a round hole"; "a square corner"
rounded - curving and somewhat round in shape rather than jagged; "low rounded hills"; "rounded shoulders"

angular

adjective skinny, spare, lean, gaunt, bony, lanky, scrawny, lank, rangy, rawboned, macilent (rare) He had an angular face with prominent cheekbones.

angular

adjective
Having little flesh or fat on the body:
Idioms: all skin and bones, thin as a rail.
Translations
زاوِيّ، ذُو زَوايانَحيل، ضَامِر، بارِز العِظَام
hranatýkostnatý
kantetkejtetskarpvinklet
beinaberhyrndur
kemikliköşeli

angular

[ˈæŋgjʊləʳ] ADJ [shape, lines] → angular; [face, features] → anguloso

angular

[ˈæŋgjʊr] adj [object, furniture] → anguleux/euse; [lines, shape] → anguleux/euse; [face, features] → anguleux/euse

angular

adj
shapeeckig; face, features, prosekantig
(= bony)knochig
(= awkward)linkisch, steif

angular

[ˈæŋgjʊləʳ] adjangoloso/a, spigoloso/a; (measurement) → angolare

angle1

(ˈӕŋgl) noun
1. the (amount of) space between two straight lines or surfaces that meet. an angle of 90.
2. a point of view. from a journalist's angle.
3. a corner.
angular (ˈӕŋgjulə) adjective
1. having (sharp) angles. an angular building.
2. (of a person) thin and bony. She is tall and angular.
angularity (-ˈlӕ-) noun
References in classic literature ?
Mightn't one, to reach his mind, risk the stretch of an angular arm over his character?
this fin is some three or four feet long, growing vertically from the hinder part of the back, of an angular shape, and with a very sharp pointed end.
The wooden reel and angular log attached hung, long untouched, just beneath the railing of the after bulwarks.
Miss Ophelia, as you now behold her, stands before you, in a very shining brown linen travelling-dress, tall, square-formed, and angular.
The great peaks rose several thousand feet above the glaciers, and then, as now, shattered by sun and frost, poured down their showers of rocks and stones, in witness of which there are the immense piles of angular fragments that constitute the moraines of Ivrea.
Once more the little room, with its open corner cupboard, and its square-backed chairs, and its angular little staircase leading to the room above, and its three peacock's feathers displayed over the mantelpiece - I remember wondering when I first went in, what that peacock would have thought if he had known what his finery was doomed to come to - fades from before me, and I nod, and sleep.
Moreover, much about the same time as Firenzuola was writing, Botticelli's blonde, angular, retrousse women were breaking every one of that beauty- master's canons, perfect in beauty none the less; and lovers then, and perhaps particularly now, have found the perfect beauty in faces to which Messer Firenzuola would have denied the name of face at all, by virtue of a quality which indeed he has tabulated, but which is far too elusive and undefinable, too spiritual for him truly to have understood,--a quality which nowadays we are tardily recognising as the first and last of all beauty, either of nature or art,--the supreme, truly divine, because materialistically unaccountable, quality of Charm!
The small and angular head of this man, his white hair and thick gray mustaches, caused him to be easily recognized by Baptistin, who had received an exact description of the expected visitor, and who was awaiting him in the hall.
Proceeding down along the Popo Agie, Captain Bonneville came again in full view of the "Bluffs," as they are called, extending from the base of the Wind River Mountains far away to the east, and presenting to the eye a confusion of hills and cliffs of red sandstone, some peaked and angular, some round, some broken into crags and precipices, and piled up in fantastic masses; but all naked and sterile.
She had precisely the same shape of skull as Pope Alexander the Sixth; her organs of benevolence, veneration, conscientiousness, adhesiveness, were singularly small, those of self-esteem, firmness, destructiveness, combativeness, preposterously large; her head sloped up in the penthouse shape, was contracted about the forehead, and prominent behind; she had rather good, though large and marked features; her temperament was fibrous and bilious, her complexion pale and dark, hair and eyes black, form angular and rigid but proportionate, age fifteen.
For what purpose these angular ornaments were intended I in vain endeavoured to discover.
Every thing about him was either straight or angular.