Synonyms and Antonyms of edgy

  1. 1 feeling or showing uncomfortable feelings of uncertainty with an edgy voice the spelling-bee contestant started to spell the tongue twister Synonyms aflutter, antsy, anxious, atwitter, dithery, nervous, goosey, het up, hinky [slang], hung up, ill at ease, insecure, jittery, jumpy, nervy, perturbed, queasy (also queazy), tense, troubled, uneasy, unquiet, upset, uptight, worriedRelated Words aggrieved, bothered, concerned, disquieted, distraught, distressed, disturbed, freaked, freaked-out, shook-up; apprehensive, foreboding, hesitant, misgiving; fretful, fretting, stewing, vexed; qualmish, qualmy; flustered, twittered, undone, unnerved, unstrung; obsessed, preoccupied, restless; fidgety, flighty, fluttery, high-strung, hypertense, skittish, spookyNear Antonyms confident, self-assured, self-confident, sure; controlled, self-controlledAntonyms calm, collected, cool, easy, happy-go-lucky, nerveless, relaxed

  2. 2 having an edge thin enough to cut or pierce something be careful as you walk along the beach—those broken clam shells are edgy enough to cut your feet Synonyms cutting, edged, sharp, ground, honed, keen, sharpened, stropped, trenchant, whettedRelated Words clawlike, daggerlike, knifelike; jabbing, jagged, lacerating, piercing, scratching, stabbing; pointed, pointy, spiky (also spikey)Near Antonyms rounded, smooth; soft; even, flat, level, slickAntonyms blunt, blunted, dull, dulled, obtuse

  3. 3 serving or likely to arouse a strong reaction a director known for his edgy, over-the-top satires on modern life Synonyms charged, provocative, exciting, inciting, instigating, instigative, piquing, provoking, stimulatingRelated Words explosive, fiery, incendiary, inflammatory, triggering; inducing, inspirational, inspiring, motivating, motivational, motivative; jeering, taunting, teasing; activating, energizing, galvanizing, quickening, vitalizing; angering, enraging, maddening, upsetting; aggravating, annoying, bothersome, exasperating, galling, irksome, irritating, pesky, vexatious, vexingNear Antonyms subduingAntonyms noninflammatory

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