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also stag·ey  (stā′jē)
adj. stag·i·er, stag·i·est
Having a theatrical, especially an artificial or affected, character or quality.

stag′i·ly adv.
stag′i·ness n.
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(ˈsteɪdʒɪ) or


adj, stagier or stagiest
(Theatre) excessively theatrical or dramatic
ˈstagily adv
ˈstaginess n
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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.stagy - 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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[ˈsteɪdʒɪ] ADJ (stagier (compar) (stagiest (superl))) (pej) → teatral, histriónico
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adj (+er)theatralisch; appearanceauffallend
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stagey [ˈsteɪdʒɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (pej) → teatrale
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Adams likewise yearned for more character development, noting a stark divide between the band members' low-key performances and the stagier approaches of Carbonell and Norby, the cast's two professional actors.
Double action, the trigger is longer and stagier. In both modes, the weight stacks toward the end.
According to Ludema and Mayda this means that "the theory of trade negotiations under MFN is inconclusive about the importance of free riding, and the empirical evidence is thin." (110) Moreover, while it is possible that trade liberalization could be achieved unilaterally, Bagwell and Stagier explain that unilateralism simply does not work because governments are generally inclined to set tariffs higher than is efficient when determining tariffs unilaterally.