adjective, stal·er, stal·est.
verb (used with or without object), staled, stal·ing.
SYNONYMS FOR stale
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Origin of stale1
OTHER WORDS FROM stalestalely, adverbstaleness, noun
Words nearby stale
Definition for stale (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), staled, stal·ing.
Origin of stale2
Example sentences from the Web for stale
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 more|Jesse Szewczyk|October 30, 2020|Washington 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 Fatigue|LGBTQ-Editor|October 24, 2020|No 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 wins|Phil Wahba|October 21, 2020|Fortune
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 growth|Phil Wahba|October 20, 2020|Fortune
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.
Both are stale and boring, and whichever one you end up having in the end is still unpleasant.Team Peeta or Team Gale: Why the ‘Hunger Games’ Love Triangle Ruins ‘Mockingjay – Part 1’|Kevin Fallon|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To call them mediocre, uninspiring, and stale would be overly generous.Latinos Aren’t a ‘Cheap Date’ for Democrats Anymore|Ruben Navarrette Jr.|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The issues seem “stale” only because the commentators demand to be entertained.What Al Franken’s Normcore Senate Race Can Teach Other Democrats|Ana Marie Cox|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Instead, they will be at best a stale and bitter punchline of our times and then fade, unloved, into obscurity.A Brief History of Wingnuts in America; From George Washington to Woodstock|John Avlon|August 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fine, she says, but they lived on three stale sandwiches a day.‘We Cannot Return to Guatemala’: An Immigrant Mother’s Plea|Sarah Moga|July 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The outside, also, well polished with sweet oil and stale milk, then enveloped in chamois leather.
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 World|Ida Pfeiffer
It reeked with stale tobacco-smoke, the smell of cookery, and the odors of frowsy clothes.The Gold Trail|Harold Bindloss
Long habit had not made her merit stale to me—the flavor of it was always fresh and new.Women of Modern France|Hugo P. Thieme
Let us have your news anyway, and forgive this silly stale effusion.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson