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See definition of stale on Dictionary.com
  • adj.old, decayed
  • adj.overused, out-of-date

synonyms for stale

  • musty
  • smelly
  • sour
  • stagnant
  • watery
  • dried
  • dry
  • faded
  • parched
  • rank
  • reeking
  • spoiled
  • stinking
  • fetid
  • flat
  • fusty
  • hard
  • insipid
  • malodorous
  • noisome
  • stenchy
  • tasteless
  • weak
  • zestless
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antonyms for stale

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  • damp
  • moist
  • wet
  • current
  • fresh
  • new
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How to use stale in a sentence

To make them, I start by cutting a loaf of stale sourdough bread into large cubes and scattering them across a sheet tray.
HOMEMADE, SEASONED BREADCRUMBS ADD CRUNCH AND FLAVOR TO PASTAS, VEGETABLES AND MOREJESSE SZEWCZYKOCTOBER 30, 2020WASHINGTON POST
If Zoom and other video chats have grown stale, hosting your own small get-togethers is a possibility.
SICK OF COVID-19? HERE’S WHY YOU MIGHT HAVE PANDEMIC FATIGUELGBTQ-EDITOROCTOBER 24, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
The product lines in the CPG category are all hotly competitive, and profit margins, already low, shrivel quickly once a brand grows stale.
HOW CLOROX’S NEW CEO PLANS TO TURN DISINFECTANT WIPES INTO FUTURE WINSPHIL WAHBAOCTOBER 21, 2020FORTUNE
Kohl’s problem is that too many of its store brands grew stale, particularly in apparel.
KOHL’S BETS ON MORE ACTIVEWEAR, FEWER STORE BRANDS TO FINALLY GET BACK TO GROWTHPHIL WAHBAOCTOBER 20, 2020FORTUNE
Conversely, if the queue worker does not run frequently enough, the queue will stay high, and stale pages will remain in cache and be served to end users for longer than desired.
MEET THE BACONATORBY FRANK SHARPEOCTOBER 2, 2020PROPUBLICA
You don’t want your social media feeds to be filled with stale, recycled material.
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The outside, also, well polished with sweet oil and stale milk, then enveloped in chamois leather.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
They also know how to blow out and dress stale poultry, so as to make it look quite fresh and plump.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
It reeked with stale tobacco-smoke, the smell of cookery, and the odors of frowsy clothes.
THE GOLD TRAILHAROLD BINDLOSS
Long habit had not made her merit stale to me—the flavor of it was always fresh and new.
WOMEN OF MODERN FRANCEHUGO P. THIEME
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WORDS RELATED TO STALE

  • crumbling
  • declining
  • developing
  • fading
  • getting along
  • getting on
  • maturing
  • senescent
  • stale
  • waning
  • wearing out
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