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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Variant of stagy.

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  • adj. Alternative spelling of stagy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See stagy, staginess, 1.

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  • adj. having characteristics of the stage especially an artificial and mannered quality

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Examples

  • Thou wert right as usual, it was theatrical how do you call stagey, is it not?

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  • I suppose Mandeville would say that acting has got into a mannerism which is well described as stagey, and is supposed to be natural to the stage; just as half the modern poets write in a recognized form of literary manufacture, without the least impulse from within, and not with the purpose of saying anything, but of turning out a piece of literary work.

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  • His acting is very realistic, not at all stagey, which isn't common in this era.

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  • What is impressively large scale and grand in the house becomes flat and "stagey" in two dimensions.

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  • Critics say the film is dated, "stagey," and implausible.

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  • a mannerism which is well described as stagey, and is supposed to be natural to the stage; just as half the modern poets write in a recognized form of literary manufacture, without the least impulse from within, and not with the purpose of saying anything, but of turning out

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  • It is the extreme of the modern tendency toward dramatic narrative, and is just a little too "stagey" and artificial to be a perfect short story.

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  • He may be "stagey," be lacking in plot, given to exaggeration, indulge in cheap pathos, but in spite of all these defects his abounding vitality, his sympathy with the common lot, his imagination, are of such transcendent power that his world of readers adores the name of Dickens.

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  • The minister of St. Rest was really quite objectionable, -- a ranter, -- a noisy, 'stagey' creature!

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  • From the very beginning, there was something "stagey" about the piece.

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