Definition of edginess noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈedʒinəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈedʒinəs//
    [uncountable, singular]
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  1. 1the state of being nervous, especially because you are uncertain about what might happen I did not, at the time, know the reason for his edginess.
  2. 2the quality in a film/movie, book, piece of music, etc. of being exciting in a way that can make somebody feel uncomfortable The edginess of the early scenes gets softened a little too quickly.