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angular

an·gu·lar

angular

 
pronunciation:
aeng gy lr
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Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: consisting of, having, or forming one or more angles.
Her later pieces of sculpture are more angular than her earlier works.My son has a round face but my daughter's is angular.
synonyms:
forked, V-shaped
antonyms:
curved, rounded
similar words:
bent, crooked, geometric, jagged, pointed, scraggy
definition 2: having a bony structure, as a person's body.
He's thin and has an angular build.
synonyms:
bony, lanky, lean, rawboned
antonyms:
plump, rotund
similar words:
ectomorphic, gaunt, scrawny, skinny, thin
definition 3: measured by the degrees of an arc.
derivation: angularly (adv.)
Word Parts
The word angular contains the following parts:
ang Latin root that means bend
-ar1 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means of, pertaining to, or resembling
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The suffix -ar1attaches to bound Latinate bases to form adjectives. Most adjectives ending in -ar1 combine with the suffix -ity to form nouns ending in -arity. -ar1 is a variant of -al2, -ial that for phonological reasons occurs with bases ending in 'l'.