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edge

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of edge

  1. 1 a harsh or sharp quality the teacher's voice had a sarcastic edge as she welcomed the tardy student to class Synonyms of edge acerbity, acidity, acidness, acridity, acridness, acrimoniousness, acrimony, acuteness, asperity, bite, bitterness, harshness, keenness, poignance, poignancy, pungency, roughness, sharpness, tartness Words Related to edge ginger, punch, spice, tang; raucousness, severeness, severity, shrillness, virulence, vitriol; cattiness, maliciousness; pointedness, thorniness Near Antonyms of edge gentleness, kindliness Antonyms of edge mildness, softness

  2. 2 the line or relatively narrow space that marks the outer limit of something the design along the edge of the plate is badly worn Synonyms of edge borderline, bound, boundary, brim, circumference, compass, confines, border, edging, end, frame, fringe, hem, margin, perimeter, periphery, rim, skirt, skirting, vergeWords Related to edge ambit; brink, crest, curb, cusp, lip; ceiling, maximum; demarcation, extent, limitation, measure, mere, restriction, termination; borderland, frontier, march, outskirts, pale, selvage; lap; shoreNear Antonyms of edge center, core, heart; inner, inside, interior, middle, within

  3. 3 the more favorable condition or position in a competition my big feet give me something of an edge in swimming Synonyms of edge better, bulge, catbird seat, drop, advantage, high ground, inside track, jump, pull, stead, upper hand, vantage, whip handWords Related to edge allowance, head start, lead, leg up, margin, odds, start; ascendancy (also ascendency), command, dominance, mastery, predominance, superiority, supremacy, transcendence, transcendency; precedence, preference, prerogative, privilege, seniority; break, foothold, opportunity; benefit, blessing, boon, felicity, godsend, manna, windfallNear Antonyms of edge detriment, stranglehold; disparity, imbalance, inequality, unevenness; disability, failing, impairment, shortcoming; bar, catch, check, clog, crimp, embarrassment, hindrance, hitch, hurdle, impediment, interference, let, manacle, obstacle, obstruction, rub, shackle, stop, trammel; lurch, setbackAntonyms of edge disadvantage, drawback, handicap, liability, minus, penalty, strike

  4. 4 the power to produce a desired result the utter lack of enforcement provisions totally blunts the edge of the law Synonyms of edge efficacy, effectiveness, effectualness, efficaciousness, efficacity, efficiency, productivenessWords Related to edge ability, capability, capacity; potency, puissance, strengthNear Antonyms of edge inability, inadequacy, inadequateness, incompetence, incompetencyAntonyms of edge ineffectiveness, ineffectuality, ineffectualness, inefficiency

  5. 5 an interval of time just before the onset of something the nation's economy was on the edge of collapse when the Federal Reserve took exceptionally bold action Synonyms of edge brink, cusp, point, threshold, vergeWords Related to edge nick


edge

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of edge

  1. 1 to make sharp or sharper if you edge the tip of that stick, it should be a fine skewer for roasting marshmallows Synonyms of edge sharpen, grind, hone, stone, strop, whetWords Related to edge fileNear Antonyms of edge buff, burnish, gloss, polish, round, smoothAntonyms of edge blunt, dull

  2. 2 to serve as a border for pavement edging the flower bed Synonyms of edge bound, border, frame, fringe, margin, rim, skirtWords Related to edge hem, trim; circumscribe, define, delineate, demarcate, outline, silhouette, sketch, trace; circle, compass, encircle, enclose (also inclose), environ, girdle, girth, loop, ring, round, surround, wall; check, confine, control, curb, limit, restrain, restrict



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