Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb stale

1 sense of stale

Sense 1
stale -- (urinate, of cattle and horses)
       => make, urinate, piddle, puddle, micturate, piss, pee, pee-pee, make water, relieve oneself, take a leak, spend a penny, wee, wee-wee, pass water -- (eliminate urine; "Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug")

Antonyms of adj stale

2 senses of stale

Sense 1
stale (vs. fresh) -- (lacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age; "stale bread"; "the beer was stale")

fresh (vs. stale) -- (recently made, produced, or harvested; "fresh bread"; "a fresh scent"; "fresh lettuce")
        => caller -- (fresh; "caller fish")
        => crisp -- (pleasingly firm and fresh; "crisp lettuce")
        => fresh-cut -- (cut recently; "fresh-cut flowers")
        => good, undecomposed, unspoiled, unspoilt -- (not left to spoil; "the meat is still good")
        => hot -- (newly made; "a hot scent")
        => new-made -- (newly made; "the aroma of new-made bread")
        => strong, warm -- (freshly made or left; "a warm trail"; "the scent is warm")

Sense 2
cold, stale, dusty, moth-eaten -- (lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new; "moth-eaten theories about race"; "stale news")

INDIRECT (VIA unoriginal) -> original -- (being or productive of something fresh and unusual; or being as first made or thought of; "a truly original approach"; "with original music"; "an original mind")

Similarity of adj stale

2 senses of stale

Sense 1
stale (vs. fresh) -- (lacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age; "stale bread"; "the beer was stale")
       => addled -- ((of eggs) no longer edible; "an addled egg")
       => bad, spoiled, spoilt -- ((of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition; "bad meat"; "a refrigerator full of spoilt food")
       => cold -- (having lost freshness through passage of time; "a cold trail"; "dogs attempting to catch a cold scent")
       => day-old -- (not fresh today; "day-old bread is cheaper than fresh")
       => hard -- (dried out; "hard dry rolls left over from the day before")
       => flyblown, maggoty -- (spoiled and covered with eggs and larvae of flies; "flyblown meat"; "a sack of maggoty apricots")
       => limp, wilted -- (not firm; "wilted lettuce")
       => moldy, mouldy, musty -- (covered with or smelling of mold; "moldy bread"; "a moldy (or musty) odor")
       => rancid -- ((used of decomposing oils or fats) having a rank smell or taste usually due to a chemical change or decomposition; "rancid butter"; "rancid bacon")
       => rotten -- (having decayed or disintegrated; usually implies foulness; "dead and rotten in his grave")
       => corrupt, tainted -- (touched by rot or decay; "tainted bacon"; "`corrupt' is archaic")
       => putrid -- (in an advanced state of decomposition and having a foul odor; "horrible like raw and putrid flesh"- Somerset Maugham)
       => putrescent -- (becoming putrid; "a trail lined by putrescent carcasses")
          Also See-> old#2; unoriginal#1

Sense 2
cold, stale, dusty, moth-eaten -- (lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new; "moth-eaten theories about race"; "stale news")
       => unoriginal (vs. original) -- (not original; not being or productive of something fresh and unusual; "the manuscript contained unoriginal emendations"; "his life had been unoriginal, conforming completely to the given pattern"- Gwethalyn Graham)

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