from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The quality or condition of being angular.
- n. Angular forms, outlines, or corners.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The property or characteristic of possessing angles.
- n. A sharp point or angle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being angular; angularness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being angular in any sense; an angular detail or characteristic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the property possessed by a shape that has angles
- n. a shape having one or more sharp angles
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It is not only among the laity that "an agreeable rounding-off of the frame with fat" is considered characteristic of women as contrasted with the "angularity" of men, for a recognition of this contrast is believed to be one of the most stable among medical theories.
His first email said that he liked the "angularity" of my face, but that I looked quite "heavy" and would I clarify. (hahah) I shot off a quick text mail to my daughter, Erin, to confirm that indeed my perception is correct, and I have never been "heavy" a day in my life.
Similar to what car manufacturers were promoting at the time, this film boasts angularity, optimism and lots of chrome.
Elsewhere The Wind From Nowhere makes a mockery of a spotless Centurion tank, while The Drought has turned a Cadillac Coupe de Ville into a memorial of chrome and streamlined angularity, its rocketship rear styling and flared tail fins an epitaph to the flamboyance of the American automobile.
I suspect as I read further, its angularity will grow on me.
A bold colorist who viewed the American landscape through the kaleidoscopic prism of cubism, Mr. Marin conveyed with identical precision and sympathy the nervous angularity of lower Manhattan ("City Movement," 1940) and the ceaseless turmoil of the waves that break on the coast of Maine ("Outer Sand Island, Maine," 1936).
The stiff angularity of a single setback draws attention to its very narrow silhouette.
Now luckily in his case his physical appearance – his thinness, angularity and so on – is sufficiently striking to make caricaturing him individual, so he's more Obama than black, if you see what I mean.
Lustrous textural effects give way to a bare angularity of sawing free-improv fiddle sounds against battering percussion, but the finale is a soft evaporation of drones.
Markings on the walls had the deep-etched angularity of dwarven runes, and along the main way was a metalwork shop every hundred paces.