stagy
or stagey adjective (stagier; -est) Date: 1856 of or characteristic of the stage; especially marked by pretense or artificiality ; theatricalstagily adverbstaginess noun

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  • Stagy — Sta gy (st[=a] j[y^]), a. [Written also {stagey}.] Having an air or manner characteristic of the stage; theatrical; artificial; as, a stagy tone or bearing; chiefly used depreciatively. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stagy — [stā′jē] adj. stagier, stagiest 1. of or characteristic of the stage; theatrical: usually in an unfavorable sense 2. affected; not real [stagy diction] stagily adv …   English World dictionary

  • stagy — index histrionic Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • stagy — (also stagey) ► ADJECTIVE (stagier, stagiest) ▪ excessively theatrical or exaggerated. DERIVATIVES stagily adverb staginess noun …   English terms dictionary

  • stagy — stag|y stagey [ˈsteıdʒi] adj behaviour that is stagy is not natural and is like the way an actor behaves on a stage ▪ a very stagy manner >stagily adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stagy — UK [ˈsteɪdʒɪ] / US adjective Word forms stagy : adjective stagy comparative stagier superlative stagiest not natural, like the performance of a bad actor …   English dictionary

  • stagy — stagily, adv. staginess, n. /stay jee/, adj., stagier, stagiest. 1. of, pertaining to, or suggestive of the stage. 2. theatrical; unnatural. Also, stagey. [1855 60; STAGE + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • stagy — adjective a) theatrical b) unnaturally showy …   Wiktionary

  • stagy — Synonyms and related words: actor proof, affected, all star, artificial, ballet, balletic, cinematic, cinematographic, dramatic, dramatical, dramaturgic, film, filmic, ham, hammy, histrionic, insincere, la di da, legitimate, maniere, mannered,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • stagy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. theatrical, artificial. See affectation. Ant., natural, lifelike. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. showy, thespian, dramatic, affected; see theatrical 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. theatrical,… …   English dictionary for students

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