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1    decayed, dry, faded, fetid, flat, fusty, hard, insipid, musty, old, sour, stagnant, tasteless  
2    antiquated, banal, cliché-ridden, common, commonplace, drab, effete, flat, hackneyed, insipid, old hat, overused, platitudinous, repetitious, stereotyped, threadbare, trite, unoriginal, worn-out  
   crisp, different, fresh, imaginative, innovative, lively, new, novel, original, refreshing  
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  ( staler    comparative)   ( stalest    superlative  )
1       adj   Stale food is no longer fresh or good to eat.,   (Antonym: fresh)    Their daily diet consisted of a lump of stale bread, a bowl of rice and stale water.     
2       adj   Stale air or a stale smells is unpleasant because it is no longer fresh.  
A layer of smoke hung low in the stale air., ...the smell of stale sweat.     
3       adj   If you say that a place, an activity, or an idea is stale, you mean that it has become boring because it is always the same.,   (disapproval)    Her relationship with Mark has become stale...     

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