\ 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 Paired with pretty, minimal makeup, including a small cat-eye flick and rosy-nude lip colour, and loose golden curls, the pale brows create a strangely angelic effect against the actress' fair skin rather than an edgy punk vibe. refinery29.com, "Love From You Is Back With A New Netflix Thriller — & You Won’t Recognise Her," 12 Oct. 2020 The 2014 live-action Maleficent stars Angelina Jolie, whose personal brand is synonymous with edgy motherhood. Jeanna Kadlec, Longreads, "Deconstructing Disney: Motherhood and the Taming of Maleficent," 8 Oct. 2020 As Mr Joustra notes, the Marian doctrine that Velázquez proclaimed was an edgy one, only formalised in Catholic theology in the 19th century. The Economist, "The National Gallery offers a powerful but partial view of transgression," 7 Oct. 2020 Looser braids and waves have sort of a pastoral, milkmaid vibe falling into the cottagecore craze, while tighter braids are popular with edgy E-girls. Bella Cacciatore, Glamour, "Braided Tendrils Are All Over Instagram," 30 Sep. 2020 Her edgy ensemble was a whole mix of textures, featuring a lace bra, mesh undies, and latex arm-length gloves and thigh-high tights. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Bella Hadid Pairs Latex with Lingerie at Rihanna's Savage x Fenty Vol. 2 Show," 2 Oct. 2020 Internal medicine can often feel pedestrian—there are no edgy Netflix series about primary-care physicians counselling patients on sciatica. Danielle Ofri, The New Yorker, "A Bellevue Doctor’s Pandemic Diary," 1 Oct. 2020 The rub of an edgy rock band covering such a quintessential pop song is what gives the recording its power. Paul Grein, Billboard, "Surf Mesa Spreads the Love for 'Can't Take My Eyes Off You,' Bringing the Modern-Day Standard Back to Top 40," 29 Sep. 2020 Universal has never been shy about incorporating high-impact thrills into its edgy attractions. Arthur Levine, USA TODAY, "Universal Orlando announces new rapturous Jurassic World roller coaster," 29 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of edgy

1775, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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22 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Edgy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/edgy. Accessed 30 Oct. 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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