Angular



having an or .
consisting of, situated at, or forming an .
of, relating to, or measured by an .
Physics. pertaining to quantities related to a revolving body that are measured in reference to its axis of revolution.
bony, lean, or gaunt:
a tall, angular man.
acting or moving awkwardly.
stiff in manner; unbending.
Contemporary Examples

You, too, will be zipping along to the angular guitars and zigzagging, herky-jerky vocals.
The 10 Best Albums of 2014: Taylor Swift, Sia, Run the Jewels, and More Marlow Stern December 27, 2014

Traditional coach seats gave the illusion of comfortable padding but were angular, not reflecting body shapes.
Flying Coach Is the New Hell: How Airlines Engineer You Out of Room Clive Irving November 24, 2014

The sniping hasn’t been limited to Roitfield’s aggressive, angular fashion sense.
Carine Roitfeld’s Shocking Exit Jacob Bernstein December 16, 2010

Maier, a tall and slender man with an angular face, was born in Germany in 1957 and studied fashion in Paris.
Subtle Sophistication: Bottega Veneta’s Tomas Maier Robin Givhan October 22, 2012

He made some fitful attempts to calm down a bit, filling modest, collage-like monochromatic surfaces with angular shapes.
Death of a Modernist Master Simon Schama July 5, 2011

Historical Examples

This glazing is quite hard, and breaks up into angular pieces.
Our Common Insects Alpheus Spring Packard

His listening attitude had a sort of angular and sorrowful grace.
The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad

Anglique was tall and thin like her father, skinny and angular like him.
The Confessions of Arsne Lupin Maurice Leblanc

Bertheroy was a tall and lean septuagenarian, with angular features.
The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Emile Zola

Placing himself in an angular position on the thwart, with his right hand hold of the seat, he began to row with his left.
Brother Against Brother Oliver Optic

adjective
lean or bony
awkward or stiff in manner or movement
having an angle or angles
placed at an angle
measured by an angle or by the rate at which an angle changes
adj.

1590s, from Latin angularis “having corners or angles,” from angulus (see angle (n.)). Earlier in an astrological sense, “occupying a cardinal point of the zodiac” (late 14c.). Angulous “having many corners” is from mid-15c.

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