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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.
References in classic literature ?
But in life --as we have elsewhere seen --this inclined plane is angularly filled up, and almost squared by the enormous superincumbent mass of the junk and sperm.
Madame de S agitated herself angularly on the sofa.
Gashford, the secretary, was taller, angularly made, high- shouldered, bony, and ungraceful.
Up front is Skoda's smarter corporate grille, flanked by angularly confident headlights and sitting above a full width air intake.
His beaklike nose extends in a continuous arc from his large brow and balding forehead, contrasting with the images of the visibly white clients' noses, which all protrude angularly from their faces.
In general, the ceramic cross-sections showed dominant quartz, plagioclase and K-feldspars that were uniformly distributed throughout the ceramic fabric and often had a bimodal grain-size (typically < 50 [micro]m and 100-300 [micro]m), which together with the occurrence of angularly shaped larger grains suggest excessive tempering.
15x as long as wide, angularly dilated at midlength on inner side; A5 half as long as A4; A6 1.
Males with anterior pronotal marginal bead abruptly, angularly reflexed medially; pronotum of medium to major males broadly tumescent, with widely separated lateral tubercles; females with pronotum broadly flat or slightly depressed anteriorly, flat area bordered by a low tubercle posteriorly .
decays in flight and the annihilation [gamma]-rays are angularly correlated.
NELSON, Global existence, asymptotics and uniqueness for the reflection kernel of the angularly shifted transport equation, Math.
The cylinder was angularly divided into four slices, and the angle for each slice was 90[degrees].