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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.


(ˈsteɪdʒɪ) or


adj, stagier or stagiest
(Theatre) excessively theatrical or dramatic
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.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"


[ˈsteɪdʒɪ] ADJ (stagier (compar) (stagiest (superl))) (pej) → teatral, histriónico


adj (+er)theatralisch; appearanceauffallend


stagey [ˈsteɪdʒɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (pej) → teatrale
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By now, Americans are so habituated to stagy things, it's hard to imagine that many people don't see the president's roving photo-ops as posed and theatrical.
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In fact, the more stagy the image, the more compelling; the model in Fortune Teller, 2006/2010, for instance, who looks completely contemporary, is less interesting than the others.
When asked by journalists if health workers plan to stagy rallies, the Health Minister replied that doctors are humane people and intellectuals, they will remain on their workplaces.
in a completely natural--not a stagy, double-takey,
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The beauty of the exhibit is that nothing feels too stagy or art-directed, yet, and in spite of itself, it's exactly just that.
It was stagy, it was cloying, it was US-inspired and most depressing of all, it worked.
Firstly, I didn't trust this dire duo's stagy kind of joy.
It's amazing how a line of dialogue which has remained exquisitely funny since 1895 can be wiped out by an illtimed splutter from the audience, but the fact that this happened again and again hints at a stylistic decision which had obviously been taken for this production - the well-known lines were delivered conversationally, with no stagy pauses for effect and at the risk that some of them would be lost (and it's just bad luck that, thanks to a few germs, some definitely were).