[ stey-jee ]

adjective,stag·i·er, stag·i·est.
  1. a variant of stagy.

Words Nearby stagey Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use stagey in a sentence

  • That he believes charm, soft words, candlelight, good wine, and stagey entrances will overpower ideas, ideology, and partisanship.

    Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? | John Batchelor | January 13, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • She laughed a little hollow laugh—a poor little, weak, stagey giggle.

  • There are some odd crudenesses in Theda Baras acting which had the effect of making her un-stagey, unobvious.

    I, Mary MacLane | Mary MacLane
  • 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
  • He was a tall, sandy-haired elderly young man, with a fine but slightly stagey face.

    I Walked in Arden | Jack Crawford
  • The lamp at her feet painted the tensely poised young body and bloodless face with quaint, stagey shadows.

    Red Masquerade | Louis Joseph Vance

British Dictionary definitions for stagey


/ (ˈsteɪdʒɪ) /

adjectivestagier or stagiest
  1. a variant spelling (in the US) of stagy

Derived forms of stagey

  • stagily, adverb
  • staginess, noun

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