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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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William Hurt is a willing, low-key accomplice, a good foil for Kosminsky's gracious manner and slightly stagy cheerfulness.