: having a tough, driving, or sharp quality
hard-edged stories about life in the city

Examples of hard-edged in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Good, the Bad and the Painterly As Bouancheau fashioned a Puss that was more lyrical, like a character that stepped out of a fairy tale book and less hard-edged, all the other characters followed suit. Karen Idelson, Variety, 23 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hard-edged was in 1904

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“Hard-edged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hard-edged. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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