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  1. having an angle or angles.
  2. consisting of, situated at, or forming an angle.
  3. of, relating to, or measured by an angle.
  4. Physics. pertaining to quantities related to a revolving body that are measured in reference to its axis of revolution.
  5. bony, lean, or gaunt: a tall, angular man.
  6. acting or moving awkwardly.
  7. stiff in manner; unbending.
Also angulose, angulous.

Origin of angular

1590–1600; < Latin angulāris having corners or angles, equivalent to angul(us) angle1 + -āris -ar1
Related formsan·gu·lar·ly, adverban·gu·lar·ness, nounin·ter·an·gu·lar, adjectivesem·i·an·gu·lar, adjectivesub·an·gu·lar, adjectivesub·an·gu·lar·ly, adverbsub·an·gu·lar·ness, nounun·an·gu·lar, adjectiveun·an·gu·lar·ly, adverbun·an·gu·lar·ness, noun

Antonyms for angular

1. curved. 5. rotund. 6. graceful. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  1. lean or bony
  2. awkward or stiff in manner or movement
  3. having an angle or angles
  4. placed at an angle
  5. measured by an angle or by the rate at which an angle changes
Derived Formsangularly, adverbangularness, noun

Word Origin for angular

C15: from Latin angulāris, from angulus angle 1
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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.

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