Definition of Staginess

1. Noun. An artificial and mannered quality.

Exact synonyms: Theatricality
Generic synonyms: Artificiality
Derivative terms: Stagy, Theatrical, Theatrical



Definition of Staginess

1. Noun. The state or quality of being stagy. ¹

2. Noun. The result or product of being stagy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Staginess

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Staginess

staggy
staghead
staghorn
staghorn calculus
staghorn coral
staghorn fern
staghorn moss
staghorn sumac
staghound
staghounds
stagiaire
stagiaires
stagier
stagiest
stagily
staginess (current term)
staginesses
staging
staging area
stagings
staglike
stagnance
stagnances
stagnancies
stagnancy
stagnant
stagnant anoxia
stagnant hypoxia
stagnantly
stagnate

Literary usage of Staginess

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1. A Librarian's Open Shelf: Essays on Various Subjects by Arthur Elmore Bostwick (1920)
"And they hire stage actors to show off their staginess on the screen—staginess that is a thousand times more stagy because its back- ..."

2. A Librarian's Open Shelf: Essays on Various Subjects by Arthur Elmore Bostwick (1920)
"And they hire stage actors to show off their staginess on the screen—staginess that is a thousand times more stagy because its bark- ..."

3. Seal and Salmon Fisheries and General Resources of Alaska by Henry Wood Elliott, Washburn Maynard, Sheldon Jackson, David Starr Jordan, United States Dept. of the Treasury. Special Agents Division, Leonhard Hess Stejneger, William Gouverneur Morris, Ivan Petroff, Charles Haskins Townsend, Frederick William True, (1898)
"... np the threatened deficiency—seals were killed until the advanced staginess of the skins put a stop to it, as proven by the fact that in the last drive, ..."

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