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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Having lost purity and freshness as a consequence of aging; Unoriginality as a result of being dull and hackneyed.

Usage examples (34)
  • I think staleness is a consequence of the writer’s boredom with what he/she is writing.
  • But how does Google defines it against the "staleness" of the content?
  • 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. for more
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