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[ang-gyuh-lar-i-tee] /ˌæŋ gyəˈlær ɪ ti/
noun, plural angularities.
the quality of being angular.
angularities, sharp corners; angular outlines:
the angularities of the coastline.
Origin of angularity
1635-45; angular + -ity
Related forms
subangularity, noun, plural subangularities. Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for angularity
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  • Nanteuil shrugged her pretty shoulders, which still retained something of the angularity of youth.

    A Mummer's Tale Anatole France
  • Abraham Lincoln personified it in all its angularity and simplicity.

    How to Become Rich William Windsor
  • It may be used for sitting or kneeling upon, or to soften the hardness or angularity of a chair or couch.

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

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

  • The angularity and crumpled draperies of the Milanese manner, when so exaggerated, produce an impression of caricature.

    New Italian sketches John Addington Symonds
  • Dancing was taught (I am speaking of samurai girls and not of geisha) only to smooth the angularity of their movements.

  • Miss Tox's dress, though perfectly genteel and good, had a certain character of angularity and scantiness.

    Dombey and Son Charles Dickens
  • The angularity of the North German woman is notorious; an uncharming person.

British Dictionary definitions for angularity


noun (pl) -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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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