Definition of Staleness

1. Noun. Unoriginality as a result of being dull and hackneyed.

Exact synonyms: Triteness
Generic synonyms: Unoriginality
Specialized synonyms: Camp
Derivative terms: Stale, Trite



2. Noun. Having lost purity and freshness as a consequence of aging.
Generic synonyms: Oldness
Specialized synonyms: Moldiness, Must, Mustiness
Attributes: Stale
Antonyms: Freshness
Derivative terms: Stale

Definition of Staleness

1. n. The quality or state of being stale.

Definition of Staleness

1. Noun. The state or quality of being stale. ¹

2. Noun. The result or product of being stale. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Staleness

1. [n -ES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Staleness

stalagmitical
stalagmitically
stalagmometer
stalags
stalder
stalderite
stalders
stale metaphor
staled
stalely
stalemate
stalemated
stalemates
stalemating
staleness
stalenesses
staler
stales
stalest
staling
stalinise
stalinize
stalk
stalk-eyed
stalk of epiglottis
stalkable
stalked
stalked hydatid
stalked puffball

Literary usage of Staleness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Art of Worldly Wisdom by Baltasar Gracián y Morales, Joseph Jacobs (1892)
"staleness of custom weakens admiration, and a mediocrity that's new often eclipses the highest excellence grown old. Try therefore to be born again in ..."

2. The First World War, 1914-1918: Personal Experiences of Lieut.-Col. C. à by Charles à Court Repington (1920)
"... and Germans under punishment—On the staleness of the French troops—On French shortage of wheat—On a new German peace offer—On French casualties—M. ..."

3. Rowing by Rudolf Chambers Lehmann, Bertram Fletcher Robinson (1897)
"OF AILMENTS—OF TRAINING AND DIET—OF Staleness—OF DISCIPLINE—OF COACHING. AILMENTS. I may preface what I have to say about ailments by stating, ..."

4. Rowing by Rudolf Chambers Lehmann (1898)
"OF AILMENTS—OF TRAINING AND DIET—OF Staleness—OF DISCIPLINE—OF COACHING. AILMENTS. I MAY preface what I have to say about ailments by stating, ..."

5. The Health Exhibition Literature (1884)
"Necessity of—Books on — History — Object and practice — Diet — Exercise — Staleness — Bathing — Dress — Mental occupation— Sleep—Going out of training. ..."

6. Aviation Medicine in the A. E. F. by William Holland Wilmer (1920)
"... well to low oxygen but also passed without adverse comment through the hands of the clinicians. THE REBREATHING EXAMINATION AS A TEST FOR "Staleness. ..."

7. Notes on the California Reports, Supplementary to the 1906 Edition of Notes ...by Charles Lawrence Thompson, Bancroft-Whitney Company, California Supreme Court by Charles Lawrence Thompson, Bancroft-Whitney Company, California Supreme Court (1912)
"... Defense of staleness of plaintiff's claim may be raised by general demurrer. Approved in Marsh v. Lott, 156 Cal. 646, 105 Рас. 969, sustaining demurrer ..."

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