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[stey-jee] /ˈsteɪ dʒi/
adjective, stagier, stagiest.
of, relating to, or suggestive of the stage.
theatrical; unnatural.
Origin of stagy
1855-60; stage + -y1
Related forms
stagily, adverb
staginess, noun
unstagily, adverb
unstaginess, noun
unstagy, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for stagy
  • The volume of stagy gore quickly reaches a point of diminishing returns.
  • But it entertainingly succeeds in avoiding the static, stagy look of many previously filmed operas.
  • And the movie, with its brittle, outrageous dialogue has a shrill stagy feel.
  • All of life is a performance, the film seems to say, but suddenly its style is too stagy and beside the point.
  • Every time it starts to find a jagged, naturalistic rhythm it pauses for a big stagy scene of speechmaking and choked-up emotion.
British Dictionary definitions for stagy


adjective stagier, stagiest
excessively theatrical or dramatic
Derived Forms
stagily, adverb
staginess, noun
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