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stale

stale

 
pronunciation:
steIl
parts of speech:
adjective, transitive verb & intransitive verb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: staler, stalest
definition 1: having lost the moisture, taste, effervescence, or the like that is associated with freshness.
a stale muffinstale beer
synonyms:
dry, wilted
antonyms:
fresh
similar words:
bland, flat, fusty, insipid, moldy, musty, old, sour, stagnant, stuffy, tasteless, vapid
definition 2: boring because of overuse or unoriginality.
a stale idea
synonyms:
banal, hackneyed, shopworn, tired, trite
antonyms:
fresh, hot, original
similar words:
bland, boring, commonplace, corny, dull, flat, humdrum, insipid, old, old hat, overused, stock, uninspired, unoriginal, vapid, worn, worn-out
definition 3: of a person, having lost energy, originality, or motivation.
synonyms:
stagnant, unoriginal
similar words:
bland, dead, dull, effete, fusty, insipid, old-fashioned, sluggish, tired, uncreative, weary
 
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: staled, stales, staling
definition: to make or become stale.
synonyms:
dull, stagnate, wilt
similar words:
deaden, decay, dry, flatten, mold, sour, spoil
derivations: stalely (adv.), staleness (n.)
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