[ UK /stˈe‍ɪd‍ʒi/ ]
  1. having characteristics of the stage especially an artificial and mannered quality
    stagy heroics
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How To Use stagy In A Sentence

  • The final fifteen minutes in particular, which theoretically contain the showdown between Stray Cat and Hundred Eyes, is a banal barrage of stagy and pretentious imagery.
  • Floyd, who writes his own texts, may not have handled the subject with any great subtlety, and the opera's broad theatrics can sometimes seem stagy, but its dramatic honesty registers powerfully every time.
  • The first, with all the stagy twinkle of an old drunk, raised his glass. THE INNOCENT
  • The least "stagy" actors are almost always favorites. A Librarian's Open Shelf
  • And they hire stage actors to interpret the stagiest of stage plots in as stagy a way as they know how. A Librarian's Open Shelf
  • These are stagy comic types: the critic, the fop, and the hysteric.
  • These songs prove him capable of focusing more on visceral appeal and less on stagy esotericism while maintaining his intellectual ambition, and one hopes this album is a steppingstone toward cementing this vision.
  • It is the renowned Monsieur Des Cartes, whose lustre far outshines the aged winking tapers of Peripatetic Philosophy, and has eclipsed the stagyrite, with all the ancient lights of Greece and Rome. The International Monthly Magazine - Volume V - No II
  • Also it's one of the few Minnelli CinemaScope movies where he really seems at ease with the wide screen; maybe because the film is kind of stagy-looking, the proscenium shape of the screen actually works and leads to great effects like the three-person shot that opens "Thank Heaven For Little Girls. MGM's Desperation
  • At last, the pompous, "stagy" old monarch died, full of infirmities and of humiliations; and the road from the Boulevard to St. Denis was lined with booths as for a _fête_, and the people feasted, sang, and danced for joy that the tyrant was in his coffin. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 78, April, 1864
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