stagy

adjective
\ ˈstā-jē How to pronounce stagy (audio) \
variants: or stagey
stagier; stagiest

Definition of stagy

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

Other Words from stagy

stagily \ ˈstā-​jə-​lē How to pronounce stagy (audio) \ adverb
staginess \ ˈstā-​jē-​nəs How to pronounce stagy (audio) \ noun

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Examples of stagy in a Sentence

an artificial and stagy manner a motivational speaker whose stagy presentations motivate some listeners to head for the nearest exit
Recent Examples on the Web All good but drifting into stagy with a tad too much branding. Freep.com, 8 May 2020 But the overture is long, and the episode turns stagy and exaggerated. New York Times, 3 Mar. 2020 One result of the coincidence was the emergence of a new kind of actress, emoting vividly in a stagy accent acquired somewhere between Bryn Mawr and Broadway. Jesse Green, New York Times, 29 Jan. 2020 Yet her characterization of Bernadette feels a mite strenuous — stagy, in the wrong way, as opposed to film-y in the right, Linklater way. Michael Phillips, chicagotribune.com, 15 Aug. 2019 There’s a pandering, stagy political debate and too many Big Messages wrapped in tearful professions. Alexandra Schwartz, The New Yorker, 25 Nov. 2019 Yet her characterization of Bernadette feels a mite strenuous — stagy, in the wrong way, as opposed to film-y in the right, Linklater way. Michael Phillips, chicagotribune.com, 15 Aug. 2019 Yet her characterization of Bernadette feels a mite strenuous — stagy, in the wrong way, as opposed to film-y in the right, Linklater way. Michael Phillips, chicagotribune.com, 15 Aug. 2019 Yet her characterization of Bernadette feels a mite strenuous — stagy, in the wrong way, as opposed to film-y in the right, Linklater way. Michael Phillips, chicagotribune.com, 15 Aug. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of stagy

1856, in the meaning defined above

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“Stagy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stagy. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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