Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being stale, in any sense.
- n. uncountable The state or quality of being stale.
- n. countable The result or product of being stale.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality or state of being stale.
- n. unoriginality as a result of being dull and hackneyed
- n. having lost purity and freshness as a consequence of aging
- stale + -ness (Wiktionary)
“I think staleness is a consequence of the writer’s boredom with what he/she is writing.”
“There was no hint of the laggard now in Tom, Dick and Harry -- no suspicion of "staleness" in their keen pride in their work; Irish and”
“So few people can realise the terrible effect which "staleness" has upon certain minds.”
“Shanny's "staleness" over the last three years has no bearing on the predictably pedestrian prevent O that McDaniels fielded this year.”
“But how does Google defines it against the "staleness" of the content?”
“staleness" of the marks, or values, the firm had placed on many of its securities.”
“Looking to capitalise on any perceived 'staleness' of Activision's behemoth war series he added: "Often, in a category as competitive as this, a title can get tired.”
“There was an air of staleness about City's midfield and attack during those matches, as if they had temporarily forgotten how to surprise themselves and each other.”
“Most importantly, Lost continues to deliver an engaging drama that has avoided the staleness that often permeates television shows that manage to stick around more than a couple of years.”
“Whether it was a hatred of oppression and tyranny or a desire to see the dynamic American spirit supplant the tired staleness of European aristocracy, or contempt for brutal institutions of servitude like slavery, they all embraced America as a great idea, a living dream, one that could lift men and women and inspire children.”
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