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Variant of stagy.


adj, stagier or stagiest
(Theatre) a variant spelling (in the US) of stagy
ˈstagily adv
ˈstaginess n


or stag•ey

(ˈsteɪ dʒi)

adj. stag•i•er, stag•i•est.
1. pertaining to or suggestive of the stage.
2. overdone in a flamboyantly theatrical manner.
stag′i•ly, adv.
stag′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.stagey - having characteristics of the stage especially an artificial and mannered quality; "stagy heroics"
theatrical - suited to or characteristic of the stage or theater; "a theatrical pose"; "one of the most theatrical figures in public life"
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It's based on a novel by Dutch writer Herman Koch and is turned into an insular, stagey, dull and muddled affair.
It's based on a novel by Dutch writer Herman Koch and turned into an insular, stagey, dull and muddled affair.
Other prizes include a dressing-up outfit from Monsoon, jewellery from Lille Perle and Fabulous, a family meal at Basement Browns, gifts from Berylune, Hamesha and Stagey Fox, hampers from Aubrey Allen and the Meat Room, and gift cards from Craft Works, Costa and Wilko.
It is, they say, more genuine and less strident, more conversational and less stagey.
Sb adds: "This year, we have continued to grow our footprint across Saudi Arabia and through our solid product and business stagey in 2014, we will continue to develop our regional presence and address the ever evolving needs of our customers.
There's magic and not a little mysticism in Matthew's tale, but it takes a good while to get into its groove, and there are times particularly in the first half when it feels as if it's trying too hard and the dialogue - particularly Jodie's speeches - rather stagey.
Finally he stressed the importance of Gulf Air to the Kingdom and economy of Bahrain and wished the airline every success in the implementation of the new stagey.
The dialogue is stagey, the soundtrack old fashioned.
uk Carnage (15): Jodie Foster in Roman Polanski's stagey God of Carnage adaptation.
TV schedules are bursting at the seams with cookery programmes - each new one more improbably stagey than the last - yet fewer and fewer of us are taking the time and trouble to cook.
It's all well-intentioned and written with care but its theatre roots mean that this film can't help but feel very stagey and a bit slow moving.