What is the opposite of fresh?

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Adjective
(of food) Opposite of recently procured or harvested
“We need to do a clean out of our refrigerator as a lot of the food inside is now stale.”
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(of food) Opposite of not having been processed
“I think it would be beneficial if we minimized the amount of processed food we consume.”
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Opposite of recently produced
“The fingerprints found at the scene of the crime were old and had been left behind some time ago.”
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Opposite of clean from having been washed
“The bed sheets are dirty and unsuitable for our guests who are arriving later today.”
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Opposite of in an unmarked or unused condition
“All I have is a used sheet of paper to write on.”
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Opposite of unique or original in nature
“The company uses a traditional approach to selling goods online.”
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Opposite of additional or supplemental
“I now have fewer eggs because a couple of them have fallen and splattered on the floor.”
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(of a person) Opposite of new or inexperienced for a given role or position
“The company has recruited some experienced executives who can hit the ground running immediately.”
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(of a person) Opposite of full of energy and vigor
“I feel really tired because I had trouble sleeping last night.”
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(of a colour or a person's complexion) Opposite of bright or healthy in appearance
“She had just shaken off a severe illness and looked pale as her recovery continued.”
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(of the climate) Opposite of pleasantly refreshing and cool
“We decided to stay indoors as the day was gloomy and uninviting.”
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(of the wind) Opposite of cold and moderately strong in nature
“We lazed on the tropical beach enjoying the warm breeze blowing from the ocean.”
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(informal) Opposite of presumptuous, especially in a flirtatious way
“There's no chance of timid Tim standing with a buffalo stance and being fresh with me.”
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(informal) Opposite of presumptuous, especially in a flirtatious way
“It's always a pleasure to meet a courteous man.”
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(informal) Opposite of fashionable and in style
“Parachute pants are quite unfashionable in this day and age.”
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Opposite of clearly visible from being recently produced
“The footprints were now indistinct after several days of rain.”
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(of color) Opposite of not worn or faded
“The paint was now dull and faded after years of being exposed to the elements.”
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Opposite of in good health
“I regret stuffing myself at the buffet as I'm starting to feel a bit ill.”
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Opposite of not having been cooked, or undercooked
“Don't reuse the marinade from raw meat or poultry on cooked food unless it's boiled first to destroy any harmful bacteria.”
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Opposite of newly produced or obtained
“Let's throw out the old and expired goods in our pantry.”
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Opposite of impudent or cheeky
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Opposite of lacking in experience
“An expert project manager will take key learnings from previous work and not make the same mistakes.”
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Opposite of marked by, or displaying, a boldness of character
“I was too shy to read in class without my heart thumping nervously.”
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Opposite of chilly, refreshing (weather)
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Opposite of in the early part of growth or life
“The teenager gave up his seat for the old man on the bus.”
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Opposite of allowing the circulation of air
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Opposite of pleasantly windy
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Opposite of characterized by a good or happy sentiment
“The spiritual journey is fraught with danger, full of unexpected twists, at times deeply discouraging, at times exhilarating.”
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Opposite of in good spirits
“Ralph felt depressed after Lisa rejected his advances.”
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Opposite of not affected, changed, or damaged in any way
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Opposite of added to an existing or usual amount or number
“It's not often necessary to do more than the required amount of hours, but employers do look more favorably on those who do.”
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Opposite of additional or recently discovered
“Some existing details surrounding the case have been rehashed and repeated.”
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Opposite of in a state of comfort and relaxation
“In the plane, my fear of flying kicked in and I felt worried at the thought of not making it to my destination.”
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Opposite of having a sharp, pungent flavor
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Opposite of suitable for breathing
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Opposite of brazen or flashy
Adverb
Opposite of very recently
“We are not yet out of garlic.”
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