stagy

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adjective \ˈstā-jē\
variants: or

stagey

Definition of stagy

stagier

;

stagiest

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

stagily

play \-jə-lē\ adverb

staginess

play \-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


STAGY Defined for English Language Learners

stagy

play
adjective

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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