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stagey

[stey-jee] /ˈsteɪ dʒi/
adjective, stagier, stagiest.
1.

stagy

or stagey

[stey-jee] /ˈsteɪ dʒi/
adjective, stagier, stagiest.
1.
of, relating to, or suggestive of the stage.
2.
theatrical; unnatural.
Origin of stagy
1855-1860
First recorded in 1855-60; stage + -y1
Related forms
stagily, adverb
staginess, noun
unstagily, adverb
unstaginess, noun
unstagy, adjective
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  • Norway is the home of the Ibsenian or stodgy, as distinguished from the stagey, Drama.

    This Giddy Globe Oliver Herford
  • Despair bred an idea in her mind; a mad one, perhaps, a stagey one certainly.

    When Ghost Meets Ghost

    William Frend De Morgan
  • But no solution presented itself better than the stagey one.

    When Ghost Meets Ghost

    William Frend De Morgan
  • That one authentic story is worth a hundred dramatic tales of stagey heroism.

    Side Lights James Runciman
  • It is a pretty enough aspect up and down the river from the bridge at Maidenhead, but it is stagey and artificial.

    The Automobilist Abroad

    M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield
  • The picture appears to me to be in feeling unreal, stagey—not to say, ridiculous.

  • Old Polkinghorne thought fit to conceal his joy under a cloak of stagey emotion.

  • Indeed, this name of Skelt appears so stagey and piratic, that I will adopt it boldly to design these qualities.

  • And so, with a shrill peal of stagey laughter, she curtseyed low to him and glided from the room.

    Despair's Last Journey David Christie Murray
British Dictionary definitions for stagey

stagey

/ˈsteɪdʒɪ/
adjective stagier, stagiest
1.
a variant spelling (in the US) of stagy
Derived Forms
stagily, adverb
staginess, noun

stagy

/ˈsteɪdʒɪ/
adjective stagier, stagiest
1.
excessively theatrical or dramatic
Derived Forms
stagily, adverb
staginess, noun
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