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See definition of stagy on Dictionary.com
  • as inartificial
  • as inmelodramatic
  • as inpretentious
  • as intheatrical

synonyms for stagy

  • assumed
  • contrived
  • false
  • feigned
  • forced
  • hollow
  • insincere
  • labored
  • mannered
  • meretricious
  • phony
  • put on
  • spurious
  • theatrical
  • unnatural
See also synonyms for: staginess
  • theatrical
  • artificial
  • blood-and-thunder
  • cliff-hanging
  • cloak-and-dagger
  • exaggerated
  • ham
  • hammy
  • histrionic
  • histrionical
  • hokey
  • overdramatic
  • overemotional
  • sensational
  • spectacular

antonyms for stagy

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  • genuine
  • natural
  • real
  • unaffected
  • unpretentious
  • calm
  • normal
  • genuine
  • honest
  • moderate
  • modest
  • plain
  • simple
  • humble
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How to use stagy in a sentence

He condemns all that is affected or stagy; indeed his whole book is an eloquent plea for quiet and restraint.
THE SOUNDS OF SPOKEN ENGLISHWALTER RIPPMANN
"Mebbe the gentleman can direct us to a good hotel," she added, with a rather stagy smile.
SEVEN KEYS TO BALDPATEEARL DERR BIGGERS
If I detest anything, it is the unconventional, the stagy, the mysterious.
THE FIREFLY OF FRANCEMARION POLK ANGELLOTTI
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 SHELFARTHUR E. BOSTWICK
"Go on up-stairs and dress," she said in a stagy voice when we had come within earshot.
AT THE AGE OF EVEKATE TRIMBLE SHARBER
And the dénouement, where everything comes right, is a little stagy.
A HISTORY OF THE FRENCH NOVEL, VOL. 2GEORGE SAINTSBURY
Mr. Collins is generally dramatic, and sometimes stagy, in his effects.
THE PURCELL PAPERSJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
He told her he loved it twice as well as the stilted, stagy "Anita Adair."
WE CAN'T HAVE EVERYTHINGRUPERT HUGHES
For his plot, Mr. Zangwill relies upon a very stagy coincidence.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 146, FEBRUARY 18, 1914VARIOUS
The attorney brushed back his mane with a stagy movement of his hand, and turned upon Arkansas.
THE WALKING DELEGATELEROY SCOTT
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WORDS RELATED TO STAGY

  • bombastic
  • dramatic
  • emotional
  • exaggerated
  • farcical
  • flamboyant
  • frenzied
  • grandiloquent
  • hammy
  • histrionical
  • maudlin
  • mawkish
  • melodramatic
  • overacted
  • overacting
  • overemotional
  • overplayed
  • overwrought
  • sensational
  • sentimental
  • stagy
  • theatric
  • theatrical
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