Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Theatrically; with extravagance of action or emphasis.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a stagy way.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in a stagy and theatrical manner

Etymologies

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stagy +‎ -ly

Examples

  • This powerhouse is made to sing "Tests" – the standout track from previous performances – too stagily, in a costume accessorised with beads and feathers.

    The Long Count – review

  • The humiliation of failing to secure pay-per-view rights to the event must have hit the old guy hard, and though he tried to chuck in the odd zinger - "I wish they'd leave me alone", he lamented stagily of a succession of fawning British prime ministers - it was clear that enhancing the viewer experience out of the goodness of his heart was anathema to him.

    Rupert Murdoch and his robot sidekick steal the show as Cameron sweats it out | Marina Hyde

  • Even food items will have to compete for their all-important text vote before they can be persuaded to upload them off their plates, while a table-side panel of Gordon Ramsay, Lorraine Kelly and David Icke bickers stagily about the respective merits of the chip and the steak.

    The myth of reality TV

  • Even food items will have to compete for their all-important text vote before they can be persuaded to upload them off their plates, while a table-side panel of Gordon Ramsay, Lorraine Kelly and David Icke bickers stagily about the respective merits of the chip and the steak.

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • The Dublin teapot poised, Birdie coughed stagily and lifted her chin.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • The Dublin teapot poised, Birdie coughed stagily and lifted her chin.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • And everything is mixed up in one and I said that is the model for television which was at that point very stagily involved in our documentaries, that I always said was the voice of the corporation and nobody likes to hear from a corporation.

    CNN Transcript Dec 2, 2002

  • The abortive coup against the Soviet leader in August 1991 was a desperate attempt by the right wing to prevent the dissolution of the Soviet Union, and when Boris Yeltsin stagily mounted a tank to call for the restoration of the "legally elected organs of power," his eventual ascent to power was all but assured.

    New World Disorder

  • There were many glum faces, quite a few angry ones; Sulla paused rather stagily to see if anyone was going to protest audibly.

    Fortune's Favorites

  • She gasped stagily, choked, wrapped her hands about her throat.

    The First Man in Rome

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