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Meaning & Definition of Stale in English

English

Stale

/stel/

verb

1. Urinate, of cattle and horses

    synonym:
  • stale

adjective

1. Lacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age

  • "Stale bread"
  • "The beer was stale"
    synonym:
  • stale

2. Lacking originality or spontaneity

  • No longer new
  • "Moth-eaten theories about race"
  • "Stale news"
    synonym:
  • cold
  • ,
  • stale
  • ,
  • dusty
  • ,
  • moth-eaten

Examples of using

This popcorn tastes stale. I wonder when it was popped.
A nurse brought me some bread and coffee, but the bread was stale and the coffee tasted of soap.