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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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