Synonyms of stale in English:



  • 1 stale bread stale cheese
    dry, dried out, hard, hardened, old, past its best, past its sell-by date; off, mouldy, rotten, decayed, unfresh, rancid, rank
    [Antonyms] fresh
  • 2 stale air
    stuffy, close, musty, fusty, unfresh, stagnant, frowzy; Britishfrowsty, fuggy
  • 3 stale beer
    flat, sour, insipid, tasteless, turned, spoiled, off
  • 4 the jokes are a bit stale for real belly laughs
    hackneyed, tired, worn out, overworked, threadbare, warmed-up, banal, trite, stock, stereotyped, clichéd, run-of-the-mill, commonplace, platitudinous, unoriginal, derivative, unimaginative, uninspired, flat; out of date, outdated, outmoded, passé, archaic, obsolete, defunct, antiquated; North Americanwarmed-over
    informal old hat, corny, out of the ark, played out, past their sell-by date, hacky
    [Antonyms] original
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