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not employed

Synonyms:

not on duty, absent, finished, inoperative, negligible, outside, postponed, slender, slight, slim.
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Correct spelling:
edgy
Definition:
Having some of the forms, such as drapery or the like, too sharply defined.

Synonyms:

adjective
all
edgy, high-strung, highly strung, jittery, jumpy, nervy, overstrung, restive, uptight.
brittle
irritable, short, shortest.
excitable
ardent, brittle, combustible, cranky, crusty, emotional, excitable, explosive, fidgety, fiery, fragile, high-strung, hot-tempered, hysterical, impulsive, irritable, mercurial, nervous, overzealous, passionate, quick-tempered, rash, reckless, sensitive, short-tempered, stormy, temperamental, tempestuous, touchy, volatile, volcanic, galvanic, Agitable, Alarmable, Hot-headed, over-zealous, hottempered, short fused.
excited
wired.
fidgety
antsy.
ill at ease
self-conscious, unrelaxed, out of place, on tenterhooks.
irritable
fretful.
nervous
anxious, critical, excitable, excited, high-strung, ill at ease, impatient, irascible, irritable, overstrung, restive, restless, skittish, tense, touchy, uneasy, uptight, keyed up.
querulous
grumbling, wailing, whiny, Grumbly, whiniest, whinier, bearish, waspy, grousing, huffy irascible, out of sorts peevish, thin-skinned touchy.
sleepless
wideawake.
testy
tetchy.
uptight
on the defensive, old fashioned, oldfashioned.
wired
jazzed, pumped-up, pumped up.
noun
edgy
high-strung, highly strung, in suspense, jittery, jumpy, nervy, overstrung, restive, tense, uptight.
nervous
excited.
Examples of usage:
  1. He knew that tempers were edgy and explosive in this enervating heat, and usually tried to bear Gorton's insults and petty meannesses in silence. – Man of Many Minds by E. Everett Evans
  2. A quiet euphoria rose and faded, replaced by an edgy pre- verbal clarity. – Michelangelo's Shoulder by John Moncure Wetterau
  3. He said it rather crossly, for his nerves were what he called edgy, and the girl still irritated him. – The Lookout Man by B. M. Bower
  4. A lot of those managers were starting to get edgy, so Noda thoughtfully struck a deal, a little consensus. – The Samurai Strategy by Thomas Hoover
  5. They were all edgy or simply frightened, but they were taking it very well. – What Rough Beast? by Jefferson Highe

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