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Definitions of stale

  1. lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new; " moth- eaten theories about race"
  2. urinate, of cattle and horses
  3. showing deterioration from age; " stale bread"
  4. no longer new; uninteresting; " cold ( or stale) news"
  5. A prostitute.
  6. The stock or handle of anything; as, the stale of a rake.
  7. Vapid or tasteless from age; having lost its life, spirit, and flavor, from being long kept; as, stale beer.
  8. Not new; not freshly made; as, stele bread.
  9. Having lost the life or graces of youth; worn out; decayed.
  10. Worn out by use or familiarity; having lost its novelty and power of pleasing; trite; common.
  11. To make vapid or tasteless; to destroy the life, beauty, or use of; to wear out.
  12. To make water; to discharge urine; -- said especially of horses and cattle.
  13. That which is stale or worn out by long keeping, or by use.
  14. Urine, esp. that of beasts.
  15. Something set, or offered to view, as an allurement to draw others to any place or purpose; a decoy; a stool pigeon.
  16. A stalking- horse.
  17. A stalemate.
  18. A laughingstock; a dupe.
  19. Not fresh or new; tasteless; worn out by use or familiarity; trite.
  20. To make stale; destroy the freshness or charm of.
  21. To lose newness or freshness; wear out.
  22. Staleness.
  23. Too long kept: tainted: vapid or tasteless from age, as beer: not new: worn out by age: decayed: no longer fresh: trite.
  24. To make water, as beasts.
  25. A decoy; lure.
  26. Too long kept; vapid; tainted; not fresh; trite.
  27. Having lost freshness; decayed; worn out; trite.
  28. Too long kept; vapid or tasteless from age; not new; having lost its spirit or vigour; worn out by use; trite.
  29. To make vapid or useless; to wear out.
  30. To discharge urine. See Stall.
  31. Having lost its freshness; vapid or tasteless from age; worn out by age or use; common; no longer pleasing.
  32. To urine or pass water, as horses or cattle.
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Antonyms for stale

agreeable, caller, hot, entrancing, touching, invigorating, engaging, unaccustomed, animating, new, stimulating, darling, spectacular, ambrosial, breathtaking, spirited, crisp, sensational, enlivening, unfamiliar, aromatic, pristine, stagy, pleasant, dreamy, delightful, mouthwatering, good, Attracting, strange, delicious, succulent, palatable, moving, unspoiled, brand-new, nice, mesmerizing, lush, energizing, arresting, pert, gripping, enchanting, captivating, melodramatic, hair-raising, spicy, Involving, thrilling, electrifying, scrumptious, forcible, fresh, unknown, awesome, appetizing, delish, tasteful, wondrous, inspiring, strong, enthralling, astonishing, rousing, theatrical, flavorous, stirring, delectable, absorbing, perfumed, fragrant, provocative, extraordinary, new-made, suspenseful, flavorful, astounding, felicitous, enjoyable, pretty, toothsome, redolent, charming, undecomposed, pleasing, uncommon, fabulous, zingy, dulcet, rip-roaring, salty, novel, savory, engrossing, congenial, galvanizing, amazing, unprecedented, unusual, operatic, racy, scented, gratifying, surprising, tasty, beguiling, alluring, bewitching, unspoilt, exciting, unheard-of, pungent, unused, tantalizing, grateful, welcome, luscious, warm, mint, riveting, yummy, dainty, entertaining, marvelous, flavorsome, wonderful, attractive, original, dramatic, satisfying, jolly, spellbinding, fresh-cut, diverting, piquant, Pioneering, virginal, eye-opening, fascinating, unhackneyed, exhilarating, toothy, intriguing, amusing, Span-new, heavenly, spick-and-span, interesting, Delightsome, blessed, zesty, poignant, sweet, atypical, pleasurable.

Quotes of stale

  1. We had offers to go everywhere and we could have done them. But what would have been the point? We were tired. We had worked hard and needed a break before we got stale We spent six months at home and writing songs. – John Bonham
  2. Winter lies too long in country towns; hangs on until it is stale and shabby, old and sullen. – Willa Cather
  3. You might have a favorite book or film, but you can only watch or read it so many times before you have to let it sit and then go back and realize it's your favorite still. At some point everything gets a little stale and you have to step away from it. – Les Claypool
  4. The one thing you don't want is that stale sound when you've done a line so much you can't find a fresh approach to it. Drop it. – Sammy Davis, Jr.
  5. Yeah, I think we have to. If we want our shows to be- if we want the quality of the shows to be good, and we want the energy to be high, and if we want to be in good enough physical shape to do them, and not exhaust ourselves on the road, and not get stale we have to pace. – Jerry Garcia
  6. I have to take time occasionally to get away from the pressures of this business. If I don't, I think I would get stale and that would show in my music. – Andy Gibb
  7. Who authorised the spend of millions of pounds and thousands of man hours into a stale historical situation from three decades ago- with virtually no complaints made? – Jonathan King
  8. I have avoided becoming stale by putting a little water on the plate, lying on the plate, and having myself refreshed in a toaster oven for 23 minutes once every month. – Dean Koontz
  9. If I drive myself to the brink of my ability, then I don't get stale or bored. – Dean Koontz
  10. There are nights when you can feel stale because you've fallen into a pattern by touring too much, but it's easy to get out of it by deliberately getting in trouble and playing yourself into a corner to then see if you can get out of it. – Leo Kottke
  11. I think a badly crafted, great idea for a new film with a ton of spelling mistakes is just 100 times better than a well -crafted stale script. – Alexander Payne
  12. In next five to 10 years I probably would have done my best work, but I was afraid of having another 10 or 15 years ahead of me and feeling stale so this was an opportunity to reinvigorate myself. – Michael Ritchie

Usage examples for stale

  1. Uncle Jeff was frequently employed by merchants to cry off their stale articles on the street. – A Woman's Life-Work Labors and Experiences by Laura S. Haviland
  2. He made his way thither, somewhat dubious as to the thrill of his achievement, aware of a shadow about him, the ghost of yesterday's joy, which made all success save the intimate personal one that he most craved, flat, stale and unprofitable. – The Secret Witness by George Gibbs
  3. As stale water were we in his taste. – The Weavers, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  4. My work is getting stale and a week or two of change of scene would set me up. – The Title Market by Emily Post
  5. Oh, strange stale story of Hercules and Omphale, old as the hills, and as eternal! – Cecil Castlemaine's Gage, Lady Marabout's Troubles, and Other Stories by Ouida
  6. Whichever comes last will seem so stale after the other. – The Jolliest School of All by Angela Brazil
  7. " Why, that is even prettier than the stale fish one! – The Obstacle Race by Ethel M. Dell
  8. " It's- stale she whispered, explaining. – The Pastor's Wife by Elizabeth von Arnim
  9. " When men love stale instead of fresh, withered better than blooming, excellence in the abstract rather than the palpable. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  10. Dry some slices of bread, either stale or fresh, in the oven, place them in the soup- dish, pour boiling broth over them, cover the dish for two or three minutes, and serve. – Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks by Pierre Blot
  11. Time does not age nor custom stale the infinite variety. – Antony Gray,--Gardener by Leslie Moore
  12. For no cup of tea tolerably stale – The Great Miss Driver by Anthony Hope
  13. Your howling bat Is stale and flat To one who knows, because he's tried 'em! – Hoosier Lyrics by Eugene Field
  14. When Mr. Pickwick is taken to the house of Namby, the sheriffs' officer, the " principal features" of the front parlour are " fresh sand and stale tobacco smoke." – The Social History of Smoking by G. L. Apperson
  15. It must be eaten new; for if it is kept above twenty- four hours, it grows harsh and choaky; but it is very pleasant before it is too stale – The Eventful History Of The Mutiny And Piratical Seizure Of H.M.S. Bounty: Its Cause And Consequences by Sir John Barrow
  16. " It's stale air," remarked Quimby. – Seven Keys to Baldpate by Earl Derr Biggers
  17. That old affair of mine is pretty stale now- shouldn't wonder even if they'd forgotten all about it by this time. – A Woman's Burden by Fergus Hume
  18. " The place smells of stale tobacco like a tap- room," he muttered presently; " there can be no harm in my smoking a cigar here." – Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  19. A world where only men and boys made merry would in time grow stale And so He shared His Heavenly joys that faith in Him should never fail. – The Path to Home by Edgar A. Guest
  20. I'm an object of sorrow, I'm looking quite stale – The Heart of the Range by William Patterson White

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