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 of stagy from the Web
Youngest sister Rose (a sympathetic if sometimes stagy Carina Lastimosa), who lost a fiance to the war, is more directionless and haunted by the past.
Riggs’ book — along with all its sequels — has soared in popularity through the combination of whimsy and stagy nostalgia that fuels so much of the young-adult lit craze.
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First Known Use of stagy
Synonymsdramatic, hammy, histrionic, melodramatic, theatrical (or stagey)
Related Wordsactorish, actorly, actressy; overacted, overdone, sensational, staged; conspicuous, elaborate, flamboyant, grandiose, ostentatious, showy; affected, artificial, exaggerated, mannered, pretentious, self-conscious, studied, unnatural
Near Antonymsnondramatic, nontheatrical, unaffected, underplayed, unpretentious; muted, restrained, subdued, toned (down); conservative, discreet, inconspicuous; modest, plain, quiet, simple
STAGY Defined for English Language Learners
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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