Definition of 'stale'
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We sometimes trap ourselves in stale old tales. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This transfers heat from the stale air leaving the building to the fresh air coming in. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It was beginning to smell like stale beer. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This helps keep your profiles from going stale. Christianity Today (2000)The story of their trip to see the giant had become stale. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The relationship went a bit stale and so it was finished. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The last few ceremonies have been slightly stale affairs. The Sun (2011)They were saying his ideas had grown stale. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The room smelt of dust and the stale air was strangely warm. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Things have gone stale since the turn of the year. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The programme has become stale and lacklustre. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Sometimes as a young player you get a bit stale when you are not getting the games. The Sun (2009)The air was stale and cool against his face. POSITIVELY FEARLESS: Breaking free of the fears that hold you back (2001)They shall cheer us when the olives go stale! Times, Sunday Times (2015)Sometimes affairs happen because a relationship has become stale. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Players who had to wait would get a rest, but might then feel stale. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They were just doing the same things, you get stale and bored. The Sun (2007)Too many players have grown old and stale under Pellegrini. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In fact a lot of preparation feels stale by Wednesday. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Well, if coffee and a slightly stale digestive counts as dining. The Sun (2012)These vast cohorts are liable to grow old or stale together, effectively ageing the character of their business with them. Times, Sunday Times (2006)If you are already singing but feel a bit stale, set the bar higher and stretch yourself in a new group. Times, Sunday Times (2013)And you've managed to track one down which is supposed to be flat, stale and just a teeny bit sour. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'stale'
British English: stale /steɪl/ ADJECTIVE
Stale food or air is no longer fresh.
- American English: stale
- Arabic: مُبْتَذَل
- Brazilian Portuguese: envelhecido
- Chinese: 陈腐的
- Croatian: star
- Czech: starý potraviny
- Danish: gammel
- Dutch: niet vers
- European Spanish: rancio
- Finnish: vanhentunut pilaantunut
- French: rassis
- German: abgestanden Nahrungsmittel
- Greek: μπαγιάτικος
- Italian: stantio
- Japanese: 古くなった
- Korean: 신선하지 않은
- Norwegian: ikke fersk
- Polish: czerstwy
- European Portuguese: envelhecido
- Romanian: stătut
- Russian: черствый
- Spanish: rancio
- Swedish: gammal
- Thai: ไม่สด
- Turkish: bayat
- Ukrainian: черствий
- Vietnamese: ôi thiu
Definition of stale from the Collins English Dictionary
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