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Synonyms for stale
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stale(adj)

    lacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age

    "stale bread"; "the beer was stale"

    Synonyms:
    moth-eaten, dusty, cold

    Antonyms:
    good, original, new-made, fresh-cut, strong, unspoilt, hot, fresh, warm, crisp, undecomposed, unspoiled, caller

  2. cold, stale, dusty, moth-eaten(verb)

    lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new

    "moth-eaten theories about race"; "stale news"

    Synonyms:
    dust-covered, ratty, dusty, cold, tatty, mothy, moth-eaten, shabby, inhuman, cold-blooded, frigid, insensate

    Antonyms:
    crisp, good, warm, undecomposed, hot, caller, original, new-made, unspoilt, unspoiled, strong, fresh, fresh-cut

  3. stale(verb)

    urinate, of cattle and horses

    Antonyms:
    hot, unspoiled, new-made, caller, original, warm, good, fresh, undecomposed, strong, crisp, unspoilt, fresh-cut

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. stale

    Synonyms:
    cold, dull, flat, flavorless, insipid, prosy, stupid, tasteless, vapid

    Antonyms:
    flavorous, forcible, lively, piquant, pungent, racy, rich, spicy, spirited

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. stale

    Synonyms:
    vapid, tasteless, threadbare, commonplace, hackneyed

    Antonyms:
    fresh

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. stale(a.)

    Synonyms:
    vapid, tasteless, insipid, mawkish, flat, flashy, musty, fusty, sour, not fresh

  2. stale(a.)

    Synonyms:
    old, decayed, faded, effete, time-worn, worn out, not new

  3. stale(a.)

    Synonyms:
    trite, common, hackneyed, commonplace, threadbare, not novel

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. stale(a)

    Synonyms:
    vapid, musty, fusty, flat, insipid, mawkish, trite, common, banal, hackneyed, commonplace

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "stale":

    obsolete, outdated, out-of-date, outmoded, antiquated

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#4775stupid
#12297obsolete
#12662outdated
#13293dull
#15965dusty
#25249shabby
#25360stale
#27935commonplace
#31262inhuman
#32970tasteless
#49178antiquated
#52117frigid
#70253outmoded
#72074insipid
#79400ratty
#85672tatty
#94014vapid
#100279threadbare
#101506hackneyed
#238944flavorless
#272680insensate

How to use stale in a sentence?

  1. Carl Loredo:

    While everyone else is playing catch up and distracting consumers with stale sandwich drops, we are listening and bringing exciting flavors and bold ingredients forward to help fans avoid the McStake of settling for the same boring chicken sandwiches from other fast food joints.

  2. Jackie Mills:

    If you choose to bake with artificial sweeteners, you lose some volume in a cake ; it doesn't brown as well, it gets stale faster... and things made with flour end up tougher, as sugar is a tenderizer. You're not just getting the sweetness of sugar but other attributes when you bake with it.

  3. Amy Levine:

    Couples tend to fall into what's quick and easy rather than what's fulfilling and adventurous, on one hand, it’s nice to feel known and understood by your partner sexually, but on the other hand, familiar routines easily get stale.

  4. Bernie Sanders:

    Now is not the time for the same-old, same-old establishment politics and stale inside-the-Beltway ideas.

  5. Daphne DuMaurier, Rebecca:

    I wish there could have been an invention that bottled up a memory, like perfume, and it never faded, never got stale. Then whenever I wanted to, I could uncork that bottle and live the memory all over again.

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Translations for stale

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  • veraltet, schal, abgedroschen, altbacken, abgestandenGerman
  • μπαγιάτικος, στάσιμοςGreek
  • malfreŝaEsperanto
  • anquilosado, viciado, manido, pasado, duro, revenidoSpanish
  • kulunut, väljähtänyt, varsi, tympeä, ummehtunutFinnish
  • défraîchi, croupi, rassis, vicié, rance, suranné, périmé, caduc, vieilliFrench
  • stantioItalian
  • לֹא טָרִיHebrew
  • 陳腐, 古いJapanese
  • ouderwets, onfris, taai, muf, ranzig, vervuildDutch
  • rançoso, paradoPortuguese
  • банальный, затхлый, несвежий, бородатый, избитый, чёрствыйRussian
  • bajatAlbanian
  • passéSwedish
  • పాచిన, వాడిన, వడలినTelugu
  • bayatTurkish
  • 陳舊Chinese

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