1. Having, forming, or consisting of an angle or angles.
2. Measured by an angle or by degrees of an arc.
3. Bony and lean; gaunt: an angular face.
4. Lacking grace or smoothness; awkward: an angular gait.
5. Rigid, stiff, and unyielding in character or disposition: "the cold, angular brand of materialism" (David K. Willis).
[Latin angulāris, from angulus, angle.]
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