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noun as in vapidity

noun as in vapidness

noun as in wateriness

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Example Sentences

When it came to the summer of 2012 at the movies, everything old was new again—despite a whiff of staleness.

I began to yawn, behind the organ, over the growing staleness of life in a sailors' mission.

Its staleness is not dire to him; but negativeness is not good, and Cruikshank helps the commonplace to be his friend.

It prevented staleness; and staleness was the great danger that all outhouse sides had to face.

The drawing-room expected to be the dining-room also, and faintly breathed the staleness of the meals served in it.

There was a general odor of decaying fruit and fish, a smell of staleness and putridity.


On this page you'll find 320 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to staleness, such as: aridity, boredom, commonplaceness, drabness, dreariness, and dryness.

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