edgy

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edge +‎ -y

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edgy (comparative edgier, superlative edgiest)

  1. nervous, apprehensive
  2. (entertainment/advertising jargon): creatively challenging; cutting edge; leading edge
  3. (entertainment/advertising jargon): on the edge between acceptable and offensive; pushing the boundaries of good taste; dodgy
  4. (dated) irritable
    an edgy temper
  5. (art) Having some of the forms, such as drapery or the like, too sharply defined.
    • Hazlitt
      An edgy style of sculpture.
  6. (of a knife or blade) sharp.

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