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angularity

[ang-gyuh-lar-i-tee] /ˌæŋ gyəˈlær ɪ ti/
noun, plural angularities.
1.
the quality of being angular.
2.
angularities, sharp corners; angular outlines:
the angularities of the coastline.
Origin of angularity
1635-1645
First recorded in 1635-45; angular + -ity
Related forms
subangularity, noun, plural subangularities.
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  • Abraham Lincoln personified it in all its angularity and simplicity.

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  • He remembered the angularity of her hips, the too long line of her back.

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  • The scholar's loose robe did not wholly conceal the angularity of his figure.

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  • Not even the nurse's flowing garb could conceal the angularity of her figure.

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  • Third, the "oak tree form" shows a horizontal habit of branching, and an angularity of limbs usually more noticeable among oaks.

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  • All specimens of convexus are paler, the skulls are more convex dorsally and narrower, with less ridging and angularity.

  • She had succeeded only in emphasising its uncompromising atmosphere of coldness and angularity.

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  • The spinster was not more than forty, and rather good-looking, in spite of her angularity.

    Dainty's Cruel Rivals Mrs. Alex McVeigh Miller
  • Lurya was a strongly marked character, having all the acerbity and angularity commonly associated therewith.

  • Dancing was taught (I am speaking of samurai girls and not of geisha) only to smooth the angularity of their movements.

British Dictionary definitions for angularity

angularity

/ˌæŋɡjʊˈlærɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
the condition of being angular
2.
an angular form or shape
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Word Origin and History for angularity
n.

1640s; see angular + -ity.

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