- having an angle or angles.
- consisting of, situated at, or forming an angle.
- of, relating to, or measured by an angle.
- 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.
Origin of angular
Antonyms for angular
Related Words for angularjagged, skinny, bony, lanky, rangy, gaunt, crooked, crossing, forked, oblique, zigzag, bifurcate, cornered, V-shaped, akimbo, divaricate, skewed, staggered, awkward, gangling
Examples from the Web for angular
Contemporary Examples of angular
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
December 28, 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
November 25, 2014
As she emerged from her teen years, she developed an angular face and striking cheekbones.The Famous Parents Modeling Club
May 28, 2014
His angular cheeks, thick glasses, and carefully combed hair incarnate elegance, vision, and, unfortunately, personal agony.The Making of Fashion Legend Yves Saint Laurent
January 14, 2014
Rei Kawakubo presented a collection filled with caged-dresses, angular capes, and hair that reached for the sky.A Fashion Spectacle at Comme des Garçons
September 28, 2013
Historical Examples of angular
His listening attitude had a sort of angular and sorrowful grace.The Secret Agent
Bertheroy was a tall and lean septuagenarian, with angular features.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
He had a smooth, angular face, black hair and black, penetrating eyes.The Second Voice
The pores or alveoli are angular elongated, white at first, then straw-color.
The spores in some species are even and in others, rough and angular.
- 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
Word Origin for angular
Word Origin and History for angular
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.