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edgy  (ˈɛdʒɪ



-ier -iest
  1. (usually postpositive) nervous, irritable, tense, or anxious
  2. (of paintings, drawings, etc) excessively defined
  3. innovative, or at the cutting edge, with the concomitant qualities of intensity and excitement

Derived Forms

ˈedgily  adverb
ˈedginess  noun


View thesaurus entry
= nervous, wired (slang), anxious, tense, neurotic, irritable, touchy, uptight (informal), on edge, nervy (British) (informal), ill at ease, restive, twitchy (informal), irascible, tetchy, chippy (informal), on tenterhooks, keyed up, antsy (informal), on pins and needles, adrenalized

Translations for 'edgy'

  • British English: edgy If you feel edgy, you are nervous and anxious.Interviews make him edgy, he says.ˈɛdʒɪ ADJECTIVE
  • Arabic: قَلِق
  • Brazilian Portuguese: nervoso nervosa
  • Chinese: 紧张的
  • Croatian: razdražljiv razdražljiva
  • Czech: podrážděný
  • Danish: kantet
  • Dutch: gespannen
  • European Spanish: tenso tensairritado
  • Finnish: hermostunut
  • French: irritable
  • German: nervös
  • Greek: ευέξαπτος ευέξαπτη
  • Italian: irritabile
  • Japanese: いらいらした
  • Korean: 초조한
  • Norwegian: irritabel
  • Polish: podenerwowany podenerwowany
  • Portuguese: nervoso nervosa
  • Romanian: iritat iritată, iritați, iritate
  • Russian: раздраженный раздраженная
  • Spanish: tenso tensanervioso
  • Swedish: stingslig stingsligt
  • Thai: กระสับกระส่าย
  • Turkish: gerginsinirli
  • Ukrainian: роздратований
  • Vietnamese: bồn chồn

Example Sentences Including 'edgy'

Sometimes Werner slept with Trudi, if she was feeling edgy... ``No!
Ballard, J. G. Rushing to Paradise
I should be planning a move, anything, because Loustau had an edgy excitement to his eyes.
Brierley, David Snowline
She couldn't catch his expression, which made her feel exposed and edgy.


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