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n. pl. an·gu·lar·i·ties
1. The quality or condition of being angular.
2. angularities Angular forms, outlines, or corners.


n, pl -ties
1. the condition of being angular
2. an angular form or shape


(ˌæŋ gyəˈlær ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the quality of being angular.
2. angularities, sharp corners; angular outlines.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.angularity - a shape having one or more sharp anglesangularity - a shape having one or more sharp angles
shape, form - the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance; "geometry is the mathematical science of shape"
forking, furcation - the place where something divides into branches
jog - a sharp change in direction; "there was a jog in the road"
zag, zig, zigzag - an angular shape characterized by sharp turns in alternating directions
crease, crimp, fold, plication, flexure, bend - an angular or rounded shape made by folding; "a fold in the napkin"; "a crease in his trousers"; "a plication on her blouse"; "a flexure of the colon"; "a bend of his elbow"
2.angularity - the property possessed by a shape that has angles
shape, configuration, conformation, contour, form - any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline); "he could barely make out their shapes"
oblongness, rectangularity - the property of being shaped like a rectangle
triangularity - the property of being shaped like a triangle
roundness - the property possessed by a line or surface that is curved and not angular


[ˌæŋgjʊˈlærətɪ] N [of shape, lines] → angularidad f; [of face, features] → angulosidad f


[ˌæŋgjuˈlærɪti] n [object, furniture] → forme f anguleuse; [face] → forme f anguleuse


(of shape)Eckigkeit f; (of face, features)Kantigkeit f
(= boniness)Knochigkeit f


(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
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I could have given my own sect the preference and made everybody a Presby- terian without any trouble, but that would have been to affront a law of human nature: spiritual wants and instincts are as various in the human family as are physical appetites, complexions, and features, and a man is only at his best, morally, when he is equipped with the religious garment whose color and shape and size most nicely accommodate themselves to the spirit- ual complexion, angularities, and stature of the indi- vidual who wears it; and, besides, I was afraid of a united Church; it makes a mighty power, the mightiest conceivable, and then when it by and by gets into selfish hands, as it is always bound to do, it means death to human liberty and paralysis to human thought.
Those black angularities which his face had used to put on when his wishes were thwarted now did duty in picturing the incorrigible backslider who would insist upon turning again to his wallowing in the mire.
It was a brave, good speech, a speech from that stanch and strong spirit which lay behind all the acidities and angularities of the old zoologist.