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1. stale

adjective. ['ˈsteɪl'] lacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age.

Synonyms

  • spoiled
  • tainted
  • spoilt
  • unoriginal
  • putrid
  • limp
  • rotten
  • hard
  • moldy
  • maggoty
  • putrescent
  • addled
  • rancid
  • flyblown
  • old
  • staleness
  • bad
  • wilted
  • musty
  • cold
  • corrupt
  • day-old

Antonyms

  • original
  • freshness
  • new
  • good-natured

Etymology

  • estal (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Stale

  • quesnell
  • deverell
  • cartmell
  • withnail
  • travail
  • tramell
  • sumrell
  • prevail
  • portell
  • parcell
  • mortell
  • mcphail
  • mcgrail
  • marcell
  • macphail
  • exhale
  • carvell
  • cardell
  • bartell
  • averell
  • avenell
  • abimael
  • verrell
  • unveil
  • today'll
  • tirrell
  • surveil
  • savell
  • revell
  • rafale

Example sentences of the word stale


1. Adjective
Stir in a tablespoon or so of baking soda or vinegar to help remove stale odors.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Almost all food products are perishable and grow stale or dangerous as they age.

3. Verb, base form
leading to stale and crumbly bread.

Quotes containing the word stale


1. If conversation was the lyrics, laughter was the music, making time spent together a melody that could be replayed over and over without getting stale.
- Nicholas Sparks

2. There are millions of Americans outside Washington who are tired of stale political arguments and are moving this country forward. They believe, and I believe, that here in America, our success should depend not on accident of birth, but the strength of our work ethic and the scope of our dreams.
- Barack Obama

3. If only there could be an invention that bottled up a memory, like scent. And it never faded, and it never got stale. And then, when one wanted it, the bottle could be uncorked, and it would be like living the moment all over again.
- Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca

2. stale

verb. ['ˈsteɪl'] urinate, of cattle and horses.

Synonyms

  • pee
  • take a leak
  • urinate
  • wee-wee
  • pass water
  • make
  • piddle
  • relieve oneself
  • puddle
  • wee
  • make water
  • piss
  • spend a penny
  • micturate

Antonyms

  • incorrupt
  • ride
  • tense
  • good

Etymology

  • estal (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. stale

adjective. ['ˈsteɪl'] lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new.

Synonyms

  • unoriginal
  • moth-eaten
  • cold

Antonyms

  • preserved
  • creative
  • unoriginality
  • primary

Etymology

  • estal (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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