edgy

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edge +‎ -y

AdjectiveEdit

edgy ‎(comparative edgier, superlative edgiest)

  1. nervous, apprehensive
  2. (entertainment, advertising) creatively challenging; cutting edge; leading edge
  3. (entertainment, advertising) on the edge between acceptable and offensive; pushing the boundaries of good taste; risqué
  4. (dated) irritable
    an edgy temper
  5. (art) Having some of the forms, such as drapery or the like, too sharply defined.
    • Hazlitt
      A sculptor's ideas must, I should guess, be somewhat rigid and inflexible, like the materials in which he works. Besides, Nollekens's style was comparatively hard and edgy.
  6. (of a knife or blade) Sharp.

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