from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being stale, in any sense.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being stale.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable The state or quality of being stale.
  • noun countable The result or product of being stale.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun unoriginality as a result of being dull and hackneyed
  • noun having lost purity and freshness as a consequence of aging


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

stale +‎ -ness


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