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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An artificial and mannered quality.

Usage examples (34)
  • We do not object to a certain amount of what we call "staginess" on the stage -- it is a part of its art; as the pigment is part of that of the painter.
  • That kind of staginess isn't found elsewhere in this production.
  • There is not an ounce of staginess in her make-up.
  • And so the MAE WEST legend began, the staginess that would lead her from the pages of a play to the timelessness of an icon. for more
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