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stagey

[stey-jee]
adjective, stag·i·er, stag·i·est.
  1. stagy.
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stagy

or stage·y

[stey-jee]
adjective, stag·i·er, stag·i·est.
  1. of, relating to, or suggestive of the stage.
  2. theatrical; unnatural.
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Origin of stagy

First recorded in 1855–60; stage + -y1
Related formsstag·i·ly, adverbstag·i·ness, nounun·stag·i·ly, adverbun·stag·i·ness, nounun·stag·y, adjective
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Contemporary Examples of stagey

Historical Examples of stagey

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for stagey

stagey

adjective stagier or stagiest
  1. a variant spelling (in the US) of stagy
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Derived Formsstagily, adverbstaginess, noun

stagy

US stagey

adjective stagier or stagiest
  1. excessively theatrical or dramatic
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Derived Formsstagily, adverbstaginess, noun
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