Boring and Stale


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Boring adjective – Causing weariness, restlessness, or lack of interest.
Usage example: I wish this book weren't so boring; I keep falling asleep whenever I try to read it

Stale is a synonym for boring in uninteresting topic. In some cases you can use "Stale" instead an adjective "Boring", when it comes to topics like unrelieved.
Nearby Words: bore, bored
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Stale adjective – Used or heard so often as to be dull.
Usage example: viewers were bored by the stale story lines of the new crop of sitcoms

Boring is a synonym for stale. You can use "Boring" instead an adjective "Stale".
Nearby Words: staled, staling
Synonyms for Stale

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  • See also Seinfeld Is Unfunny, where a work was beloved in its heyday, but is seen as boring or stale by history, though usually with the appreciation that the work was revolutionary at the time.
  • The chapters about the trench warfare on the Aragon front don't fit this trope, but not War Is Glorious, either; rather, Orwell describes it as boring and stale.
  • Later, the series seems to favor the stale-beer approach a lot more, with plenty of extremely boring stakeouts featuring.
    Source: Spy Fiction
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