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angular

Whether it’s a face with strikingly lean bone structure, a tall rectangular building, or something written in Arabic script, anything that is characterized by sharp angles can be described as angular.

The word angular describes objects that have sharp angles, such as something with many corners and few soft curves. You’ll also hear it used to describe a person’s face or body. A tall, thin person with prominent bones can be described as angular. The word can be used figuratively to describe movements that are jerky and not smooth, such as the angular dance moves that go with a fast rock song.

Definitions of angular
  1. adjective
    having angles or an angular shape
    synonyms: angulate
    pointed
    having a point
    square
    having four equal sides and four right angles or forming a right angle
    angled
    forming or set at an angle
    asteroid, star-shaped
    shaped like a star
    bicuspid, bicuspidate
    having two cusps or points (especially a molar tooth)
    cuspate, cuspated, cusped, cuspidal, cuspidate, cuspidated
    having cusps or points
    equiangular
    having all angles equal
    isogonic
    having or making equal angles
    rectangular
    having four right angles
    sharp-angled, sharp-cornered
    having sharp corners
    square-shaped
    shaped like a square
    three-cornered
    having three corners
    triangular
    having three angles; forming or shaped like a triangle
    tricuspid, tricuspidate
    having three cusps or points (especially a molar tooth)
    unicuspid
    having a single cusp or point
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    rounded
    curving and somewhat round in shape rather than jagged
    fat
    having an (over)abundance of flesh
    circular, round
    having a circular shape
    allantoid, sausage-shaped
    shaped like a sausage
    almond-shaped, amygdaliform, amygdaloid, amygdaloidal
    shaped like an almond
    annular, annulate, annulated, circinate, doughnut-shaped, ring-shaped, ringed
    shaped like a ring
    aspheric, aspherical
    varying slightly from a perfectly spherical shape
    auriform, ear-like, ear-shaped
    having a shape resembling an ear
    bean-shaped
    having a shape resembling a bean
    bowfront
    having an outward curving front
    crescent, crescent-shaped, lunate, semilunar
    resembling the new moon in shape
    cycloid, cycloidal
    resembling a circle
    cylindric, cylindrical
    having the form of a cylinder
    disciform
    having a round or oval shape like a disc
    domed, vaulted
    having a hemispherical vault or dome
    dome-shaped
    having the shape of a dome
    egg-shaped, elliptic, elliptical, oval, oval-shaped, ovate, oviform, ovoid, prolate
    rounded like an egg
    ellipsoid, ellipsoidal, spheroidal
    having the nature or shape of an ellipsoid
    hyperboloidal
    having the shape of a hyperboloid
    lingulate, tongue-shaped
    shaped like a tongue
    olive-like, olivelike
    resembling an olive
    parabolic, parabolical
    having the form of a parabola
    paraboloidal
    having the shape of a paraboloid
    pillar-shaped
    shaped like a cylindrical pillar
    pineal
    having the form of a pine cone
    plumlike
    resembling a plum fruit
    rod-shaped, rodlike
    resembling a rod
    rotund
    spherical in shape
    terete
    especially of plant parts; cylindrical and tapering
    umbrellalike
    resembling an umbrella
    oblate, pumpkin-shaped
    having the equatorial diameter greater than the polar diameter; being flattened at the poles
    prolate, watermelon-shaped
    having the polar diameter greater than the equatorial diameter
    coiled
    curled or wound (especially in concentric rings or spirals)
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  2. adjective
    measured by an angle or by the rate of change of an angle
    angular momentum”
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