edginess


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edg·y

 (ĕj′ē)
adj. edg·i·er, edg·i·est
1. Nervous or irritable: The performers were edgy as they waited for the show to begin.
2. Having a sharp or biting edge: an edgy wit.
3. Daring, provocative, or trend-setting: an exhibition of edgy photographs; an edgy menu.

edg′i·ly adv.
edg′i·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.edginess - feelings of anxiety that make you tense and irritableedginess - feelings of anxiety that make you tense and irritable
anxiety - a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune
willies - feelings of uneasiness; "that guy gave me the willies"
Translations
irritation
òaî aî vera uppstökkur/argur
nervóznosť
keskinliksinirlilik

edginess

[ˈedʒɪnɪs] Ncrispación f

edginess

nNervosität f

edginess

[ˈɛdʒɪnɪs] nirritabilità

edge

(edʒ) noun
1. the part farthest from the middle of something; a border. Don't put that cup so near the edge of the table – it will fall off; the edge of the lake; the water's edge.
2. the cutting side of something sharp, eg a knife or weapon. the edge of the sword.
3. keenness; sharpness. The chocolate took the edge off his hunger.
verb
1. to form a border to. a handkerchief edged with lace.
2. to move or push little by little. He edged his chair nearer to her; She edged her way through the crowd.
ˈedging noun
a border or fringe round a garment. gold edging.
ˈedgy adjective
irritable. That actress is always edgy before a performance.
ˈedgily adverb
ˈedginess noun
have the edge on/over
to have an advantage over. he had the edge over his opponent.
on edge
uneasy; nervous. She was on edge when waiting for her exam results.
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