stagey

[stey-jee]

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.

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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Examples from the Web for stagey

Contemporary Examples of stagey

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

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    Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

    John Batchelor

    January 13, 2009

Historical Examples of stagey

  • Norway is the home of the Ibsenian or stodgy, as distinguished from the stagey, Drama.

    This Giddy Globe

    Oliver Herford

  • But no solution presented itself better than the stagey one.

    When Ghost Meets Ghost

    William Frend De Morgan

  • Despair bred an idea in her mind; a mad one, perhaps, a stagey one certainly.

    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
Derived Formsstagily, adverbstaginess, noun

stagy

US stagey

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