Synonyms for upstage

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A similar door, opening into the bedroom of the shack, upstage right.

Upstage, burned a driftwood fire in a low hearth of rough bricks; Judge Tiffany sat there, in a spindle-backed chair, reading.

Few are native-born New Yorkers, and scarcely any of them go around with their noses in the air in an "upstage Eastern manner."

Single rose-coloured corduroy curtain for archway up R. hung on upstage side of arch.

WORD ORIGIN

1918 (adj.), 1921 (v.); the notion is of drawing attention to oneself (and away from a fellow actor) by moving upstage -- to the rear of the stage -- so that the other actor must face away from the audience. The noun upstage "back of the stage" is recorded from 1870.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR UPSTAGE

contemptuous

adjectivearrogant, insolent
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