noun, plural an·gu·lar·i·ties.

the quality of being angular.
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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for angularity

Historical Examples of angularity

  • Abraham Lincoln personified it in all its angularity and simplicity.

    How to Become Rich

    William Windsor

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


    Evelyn Scott

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

    The Red Tavern

    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.

    Trees Worth Knowing

    Julia Ellen Rogers

British Dictionary definitions for angularity


noun plural -ties

the condition of being angular
an angular form or shape
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Word Origin and History for angularity

1640s; see angular + -ity.

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