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the quality of being .
angularities, sharp corners; outlines:
the angularities of the coastline.
Historical Examples

Nanteuil shrugged her pretty shoulders, which still retained something of the angularity of youth.
A Mummer’s Tale Anatole France

Abraham Lincoln personified it in all its angularity and simplicity.
How to Become Rich William Windsor

It may be used for sitting or kneeling upon, or to soften the hardness or angularity of a chair or couch.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 8 Various

Third, the “oak tree form” shows a horizontal habit of branching, and an angularity of limbs usually more noticeable among oaks.
Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers

He remembered the angularity of her hips, the too long line of her back.
Narcissus Evelyn Scott

All specimens of convexus are paler, the skulls are more convex dorsally and narrower, with less ridging and angularity.
The Pocket Gophers (Genus Thomomys) of Utah, Vol. 1 No. 1 Stephen D. Durrant

The angularity and crumpled draperies of the Milanese manner, when so exaggerated, produce an impression of caricature.
New Italian sketches John Addington Symonds

Dancing was taught (I am speaking of samurai girls and not of geisha) only to smooth the angularity of their movements.
Bushido, the Soul of Japan Inazo Nitob

Miss Tox’s dress, though perfectly genteel and good, had a certain character of angularity and scantiness.
Dombey and Son Charles Dickens

The angularity of the North German woman is notorious; an uncharming person.
The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 4 Various

noun (pl) -ties
the condition of being angular
an angular form or shape

1640s; see angular + -ity.


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