\ ˈe-jē How to pronounce edgy (audio) \
edgier; edgiest

Definition of edgy

1 : having an edge : sharp
2a : being on edge : tense, irritable
b : characterized by tension edgy negotiations
3 : having a bold, provocative, or unconventional quality an edgy film

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Other Words from edgy

edgily \ ˈe-​jə-​lē How to pronounce edgily (audio) \ adverb
edginess \ ˈe-​jē-​nəs How to pronounce edginess (audio) \ noun

Examples of edgy in a Sentence

Too much coffee makes me edgy. Why are you so edgy? Their relationship has always been edgy. one of the director's edgier films
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Recent Examples on the Web Far from being edgy or provocative, the band is known for its wholesome appeal, smooth country-pop sound and crowd-pleasing vocal harmonies. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, "Lady Antebellum changes name to Lady A amid Black Lives Matter protests," 11 June 2020 Yet with the damper control set on Sport and the ride height on low, the Cayenne arcs around a highway on-ramp with a nice, edgy tautness. Dan Neil, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2003 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Takes Fast SUVs to New Heights," 2 June 2020 Front pockets give the classic style a kicky touch (not to mention a place to store your phone and wallet) and the dark hues give the feminine floral pattern an edgy upgrade. Alexandra Cavallo, USA TODAY, "11 popular things to buy from Lands’ End," 1 June 2020 In his new Netflix comedy #blackAF, Black-ish creator Kenya Barris has crafted a show better equipped to handle that cynicism and edgy discomfort. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "'#blackAF': TV Review," 16 Apr. 2020 The loftlike dining room felt relatively edgy at the time; Portale’s plating style was architectural and avant-garde. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, "Gotham’s Ladies Who Lunch, Three Decades In," 27 Dec. 2019 Since then, Kanawah has felt edgy and stressed, unsure of when a team will try again. Jaclyn Cosgrove, latimes.com, "To stop a virus, California has euthanized more than 1.2 million birds. Is it reckless or necessary?," 7 June 2019 The state, edgy about Prospect Medical Holdings’ track record in California, had in 2016 imposed a three-year oversight period related to the purchase of the three hospitals, instead of the usual one year. Josh Kovner, courant.com, "Oversight of for-profit owner of Waterbury, Manchester, Rockville hospitals continued for 18 months after suicide, string of medical errors," 10 Dec. 2019 The Muppets were witty and edgy, more Beat than square. Jill Lepore, The New Yorker, "How We Got to Sesame Street," 4 May 2020

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First Known Use of edgy

1775, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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24 Jun 2020

Cite this Entry

“Edgy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/edgy. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of edgy

: nervous and tense
: having or showing a harsh or unkind quality
: new and unusual in a way that is likely to make some people uncomfortable

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