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angularity

[ang-gyuh-lar-i-tee]
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noun, plural an·gu·lar·i·ties.
  1. the quality of being angular.
  2. angularities, sharp corners; angular outlines: the angularities of the coastline.

Origin of angularity

First recorded in 1635–45; angular + -ity
Related formssub·an·gu·lar·i·ty, noun, plural sub·an·gu·lar·i·ties.
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Examples from the Web for angularity

Historical Examples

  • 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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    Charles Raymond Macauley

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

  • 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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British Dictionary definitions for angularity

angularity

noun plural -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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