angular[aŋ′gyo̵̅o̅ lər, -gyə-]
- having or forming an angle or angles; having sharp corners
- measured by an angle: angular distance
- with bones that jut out
- without ease or grace: angular strides
Origin of angularClassical Latin angularis ; from angulus, angle
- Having, forming, or consisting of an angle or angles.
- Measured by an angle or by degrees of an arc.
- Bony and lean; gaunt: an angular face.
- Lacking grace or smoothness; awkward: an angular gait.
- Rigid, stiff, and unyielding in character or disposition: “the cold, angular brand of materialism” (David K. Willis).
Origin of angularLatin angulāris, from angulus, angle.
(comparative more angular, superlative most angular)
- Relating to an angle or angles; having an angle or angles; forming an angle or corner; sharp-cornered; pointed; as in, an angular figure.
- Measured by an angle; as in, angular distance.
- Lean, lank, rawboned.
- (figuratively) Sharp and stiff in character
- He's remarkably angular in his habits and appearance.
- She is an angular female.
- (anatomy) A bone in the base of the lower jaw of many birds, reptiles, and fishes.