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stale

Pronunciation: /steɪl/

Translation of stale in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo (staler, stalest)

  • 1.1 [bread] no fresco, añejo [colloquial/familiar]; (hard) duro; [butter/cheese] rancio; [beer] pasado; [air] viciado
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 (hackneyed) [joke/news] añejo, viejo; [ideas] trasnochado
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.3 (jaded) I changed jobs because I was getting stale cambié de trabajo porque me estaba anquilosando

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