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
Examples from the Web for staleness
When it came to the summer of 2012 at the movies, everything old was new again—despite a whiff of staleness.‘The Bourne Legacy’ Starring Jeremy Renner: 7 Reasons to See It!|Ramin Setoodeh|August 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
For the last two or three days the colt had been off his feed, and Raffle thought he was developing symptoms of staleness.Hard Pressed|Fred M. White
Overhead, the fans had been stepped up to counteract the effect of staleness our minds supplied.Let'em Breathe Space|Lester del Rey
But Watson cared not for its staleness if it might promote the game.Gideon's Band|George W. Cable
Staleness of meat and fish is shown by loose and flabby flesh.Foods That Will Win The War And How To Cook Them (1918)|C. Houston Goudiss and Alberta M. Goudiss
There is hardly any cure for staleness except complete abstention for a time.The Happy Golfer|Henry Leach