EDGY: Synonyms and Related Words. What is Another Word for EDGY?

Need another word that means the same as “edgy”? Find 15 synonyms for “edgy” in this overview.

The synonyms of “Edgy” are: high-strung, jittery, jumpy, nervy, overstrung, restive, uptight, tense, nervous, anxious, apprehensive, uneasy, ill at ease, unsettled, unstable

Edgy as an Adjective

Definitions of "Edgy" as an adjective

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “edgy” as an adjective can have the following definitions:

  • Being in a tense state.
  • At the forefront of a trend; experimental or avant-garde.
  • Tense, nervous, or irritable.
  • (of a musical performance or piece of writing) having an intense or sharp quality.

Synonyms of "Edgy" as an adjective (15 Words)

anxiousEagerly desirous.
Anxious to see the new show at the museum.
apprehensiveMentally upset over possible misfortune or danger etc.
Apprehensive of danger.
high-strungBeing in a tense state.
ill at easeIndicating hostility or enmity.
jitteryCharacterized by jerky movements.
Caffeine makes me jittery.
jumpy(of a person) anxious and uneasy.
He was tired and jumpy.
nervousOf or relating to the nervous system.
Nervous energy.
nervyEasily agitated or alarmed; nervous.
They made a nervy start.
overstrungToo tightly strung.
At two in the morning the overstrung youth finally ran out of questions.
restiveBeing in a tense state.
The crowd had been waiting for hours and many were becoming restive.
tensePronounced with relatively tense tongue muscles e g the vowel sound in beat.
He was tense with excitement.
uneasyRelating to bodily unease that causes discomfort.
She felt guilty now and a little uneasy.
unsettledNot yet settled.
She felt edgy and unsettled.
unstableHighly or violently reactive.
Sensitive and highly unstable compounds.
uptightAnxious or angry in a tense and overly controlled way.
He is so uptight about everything.

Usage Examples of "Edgy" as an adjective

  • He became edgy and defensive.
  • Tremendously edgy brass playing.
  • Their songs combine good music and smart, edgy ideas.

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