nervously irritable; impatient and anxious.
sharp-edged; sharply defined, as outlines.
- edg·i·ly, adverb
- edg·i·ness, noun
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How to use edgy in a sentence
Night City itself, as with the rest of Cyberpunk, is only “edgy” as defined by a 14-year-old in 2004.
Lou Reed, David Bowie and Iggy Pop were still edgy enough to raise eyebrows and had not yet vaulted into the mainstream.Beyoncé, Joni Mitchell and more: A veteran journalist tries to give female stars their due | Elizabeth Hand | November 12, 2020 | Washington Post
The music, playing as you look at the portraits, still has that thrilling, singalong edginess to it.The Cult of Blondie: Debbie Harry’s Very Special New York Picture Show | Tim Teeman | October 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Kevin Fallon | March 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Embracing that edginess, then, as she seems to be doing, would be key.Is Kristen Wiig Still ‘Girl Most Likely’ to Succeed? | Kevin Fallon | July 22, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
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) | Kevin Fallon | May 14, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Don't be afraid of over-exactness, nor of hardness and edginess here.The Painter in Oil | Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
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.The Painter in Oil | Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
British Dictionary definitions for edgy
(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
- edgily, adverb
- edginess, noun
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