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[ang-gyuh-ler] /ˈæŋ gyə lər/
adjective
1.
having an angle or angles.
2.
consisting of, situated at, or forming an angle.
3.
of, pertaining 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
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Latin angulāris having corners or angles, equivalent to angul(us) angle1 + -āris -ar1
Related forms
angularly, adverb
angularness, noun
interangular, adjective
semiangular, adjective
subangular, adjective
subangularly, adverb
subangularness, noun
unangular, adjective
unangularly, adverb
unangularness, noun
Antonyms
1. curved. 5. rotund. 6. graceful.
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British Dictionary definitions for un angular

angular

/ˈæŋɡjʊlə/
adjective
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 Forms
angularly, adverb
angularness, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Latin angulāris, from angulusangle1
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Word Origin and History for un angular

angular

adj.

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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