- nervously irritable; impatient and anxious.
- sharp-edged; sharply defined, as outlines.
- daringly innovative; on the cutting edge.
Origin of edgy
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Examples from the Web for edginess
You see that they've lost their sharp wit and edginess, but you've long come to terms with that.'Glee' 100th Episode: The Sad Ballad of an Elderly Trainwreck
March 19, 2014
Embracing that edginess, then, as she seems to be doing, would be key.Is Kristen Wiig Still ‘Girl Most Likely’ to Succeed?
July 22, 2013
It managed to walk the tightrope of edginess and heart without wobbling too nerve-rackingly in either direction.‘The Office’ Used to Be a Great Show. No, Really! See Proof (VIDEO)
May 14, 2013
Don't be afraid of over-exactness, nor of hardness and edginess here.
Every one would know that the clean and clever little story was her own and the edginess his.Jane Journeys On
Ruth Comfort Mitchell
This also should so break up the edges as to get rid of any feeling of squareness or edginess.
- (usually postpositive) nervous, irritable, tense, or anxious
- (of paintings, drawings, etc) excessively defined
- innovative, or at the cutting edge, with the concomitant qualities of intensity and excitement
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Word Origin and History for edginess
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