Angular definition

ănggyə-lər
Having, forming, or consisting of an angle or angles.
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With bones that jut out.
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Measured by an angle or by degrees of an arc.
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Lacking grace or smoothness; awkward.

An angular gait.

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Rigid, stiff, and unyielding in character or disposition.
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Having or forming an angle or angles; having sharp corners.
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Measured by an angle.

Angular distance.

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Without ease or grace.

Angular strides.

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Relating to an angle or angles; having an angle or angles; forming an angle or corner; sharp-cornered; pointed; as in, an angular figure.
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Measured by an angle; as in, angular distance.
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(figuratively) Sharp and stiff in character.

He's remarkably angular in his habits and appearance.

She is an angular female.

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(anatomy) A bone in the base of the lower jaw of many birds, reptiles, and fishes.
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Angular, having (specified kind or number of) angles.
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Bony and lean; gaunt.

An angular face.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
angular
Plural:
angulars

Origin of angular

  • Latin angulāris from angulus angle

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin angularis, from angulus (“angle, corner”). See angle.

    From Wiktionary