stagy

adjective \ ˈstā-jē \
variants: or stagey
|Updated on: 8 Jun 2018

Definition of stagy

stagier; stagiest
: of or characteristic of the stage; especially : marked by pretense or artificiality : theatrical

stagily

play \ˈstā-jə-lē\ adverb

staginess

play \ˈstā-jē-nəs\ noun

Examples of stagy in a Sentence

  1. an artificial and stagy manner

  2. a motivational speaker whose stagy presentations motivate some listeners to head for the nearest exit

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First Known Use of stagy

1856

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Definition of stagy for English Language Learners

  • : looking or seeming like something from a performance on a stage rather than something natural



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