edgy

adjective
\ˈe-jē \
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 \ adverb
edginess \ˈe-​jē-​nəs \ 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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The edgy, offbeat first season is now streaming on Hulu. Sean Axmaker, The Seattle Times, "Now streaming: ‘Killing Eve,’ ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ ‘Mission: Impossible — Fallout’," 5 Dec. 2018 Even the hotel’s edgiest art has local inspiration. Jay Cheshes, WSJ, "A New Hotel From the Hauser & Wirth Art Dealers," 3 Dec. 2018 There's a lot of history of companies getting edgier than their customers. Fox News, "Larry Kudlow on where the Trump economy is headed," 8 Sep. 2018 Along with the bangs that hit above her brows, Gigi's wig featured pieces of hair that framed her face, and other wispy tresses that looked very edgy and rocker chic. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Gigi Hadid Debuted Baby Bangs During a Photo Shoot," 18 Oct. 2018 The Temple House, Chengdu, China Built on the bones of an old temple (hence the name), this 142-room hotel is a haven for the hip and slightly edgy, and reflective of wider development in the Chengdu area. Betsy Blumenthal, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Hotels in the World: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018 Until recently, an all-black house exterior was fairly edgy—more art installation or scenic backdrop than a place to live your everyday life. Laura Fenton, Curbed, "Black is the new black," 1 Aug. 2018 Liverpool, so assertive early on, made Madrid look edgy. Rob Harris, BostonGlobe.com, "Real Madrid tops Liverpool to win third straight Champions League title," 26 May 2018 Liverpool, so assertive early on, made Madrid look edgy. Rob Harris, Houston Chronicle, "Gareth Bale's scissor-kick gives Real Madrid 3rd straight European title," 26 May 2018

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First Known Use of edgy

1775, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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edgy

adjective

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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