adj (staler, stalest)
- 1.1 [bread] no fresco, añejo [colloquial/familiar]; (hard) duro; [butter/cheese] rancio; [beer] pasado; [air] viciadoMore example sentences1.2 (hackneyed) [joke/news] añejo, viejo; [ideas] trasnochado
More example sentences1.3 (jaded) I changed jobs because I was getting stale cambié de trabajo porque me estaba anquilosando
- Sometimes the dough is stale and impossible to roll out.
- Breakfast is always the same: instant oatmeal, coffee, and stale biscuits.
- The next morning, our hopes were further smothered as our complimentary ‘breakfast’ consisted of a stale bun and a cup of milk.
- Youthful energy can make stale old artistic endeavours exciting.
- Indoor gardens can transform a stale room into a vibrant living space.
- He quotes five passages of bad English, in all of which he finds two common qualities: stale imagery and lack of precision.
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In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.