adjective, stal·er, stal·est.
verb (used with or without object), staled, stal·ing.
Words nearby stale
Origin of stale1
SYNONYMS FOR stale
OTHER WORDS FROM stalestale·ly, adverbstale·ness, noun
Definition for staled (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), staled, stal·ing.
Origin of stale2
Examples from the Web for staled
His aging muscles, staled by thirty-odd years of lack of practice at such tricks, merely made it jerky and forced.Sundry Accounts|Irvin S. Cobb
They were not staled and blas, those simple people, but as fresh as children for the game in hand.The Retrospect|Ada Cambridge
Of course, its piquancy may have been staled by too frequent use—but "this is another story."
There have been other passions—aye, as great as yours—yet have they staled.Bardelys the Magnificent|Rafael Sabatini
Again a miracle; these are things which cannot be staled by repetition.Expository Writing|Mervin James Curl