(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Quality of having angles
1. (quality of having an angle) angularity, obliquity; angle, notch, fork, bifurcation; elbow, knee, knuckle, ankle, shoulder, groin, crotch, crutch, crane, fluke; zigzag, switchback; corner, coign, quoin, dovetail, nook, recess, niche, oriel, peak; salient, projection. Informal, dogleg. See sharpness, curvature, deviation.
2. (formation and measurement of angles) angulation; right, acute, obtuse, or oblique angle; angular measurement, elevation, distance, velocity; trigonometry, trig; goniometry; altimeter, clinometer, graphometer, goniometer; theodolite; sextant, quadrant, transit; protractor.
3. (figure having angles) triangle, trigon, wedge; rectangle, brick, square, lozenge, diamond; rhomb, rhombus; quadrangle, quadrilateral; parallelogram; quadrature; polygon, pentacle, pentagram, pentagon, hexagon, heptagon, octagon, decagon; cube, block, rhomboid; tetrahedron, octahedron, dodecahedron, icosahedron, polyhedron; prism, pyramid, block, brick; parallelepiped.
4. (human angularity) lankiness, boniness, ungainliness (See narrowness).
Verbs — angle, fork, bifurcate; bend, hook, go off on a tangent; zigzag; branch, fork.
Adjectives — angular, crooked; deltoid, triangular, rectangular, square, etc. (see
Nouns, 3); aquiline, sharp, acicular, acuminate, apical, attenuated; cuneal, cuneate; dentiform, spicate; acute, obtuse, oblique; jagged, serrated; falciform, furcated, forked, bifurcate, hastate, sagittate; prismatoid, prismoid; zigzag; knockkneed, akimbo, geniculated; oblique (See obliquity).
Antonyms, See curvature, straightness.

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