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stale

adjective
 
 
/steɪl/
no longer new or fresh, usually as a result of being kept for too long
(通常指因久放)不新鮮的,走味的
The bread/biscuits/cake had gone stale.
麵包/餅乾/蛋糕已經不新鮮了。
The morning after the party, their apartment smelled of stale cigarette smoke.
派對後的次日早上,他們的公寓裡有一股汙濁的煙味。
Not pleasant to eat or drink
not fresh and new; boring because too familiar
過時的,老套的,沒有新意的
stale jokes/news
老掉牙的笑話/過時的新聞
Tedious and uninspiring
describes someone who has lost interest in what they are doing because they are bored or are working too hard
(對所做之事)厭倦的,膩煩的
They had been working together for over five years and they had both become a little stale.
他們兩個已經在一起共事五年多了,彼此都有一點厭倦。
Plain and ordinaryTedious and uninspiringTedious and uninspiring
staleness
 
 
/ˈsteɪl.nəs/ noun [U]
Not pleasant to eat or drink
(Definition of stale from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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