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stale

adjective banal, boring, common, decayed, declining, dull, effete, faded, fetid, flat, fusty, hackneyed, humdrum, insipid, jejune, mildewed, moldy, monotonous, musty, obsoletus, off, old, pedestrian, prosaic, prosy, rancid, rotten, savorless, sour, soured, spoiled, tasteless, timeworn, trite, unimaginative, uninteresting, unvaried, vapid, wasted, wilted, withered, without novelty, worn out
Associated concepts: stale cause of action, stale check
See also: dilapidated, languid, lifeless, mundane, obsolete, old, ordinary, outdated, outmoded, pedestrian, prosaic, repetitious, trite, usual

stale

of a claim, having lost its effectiveness or force, as by failure to act or by the lapse of time. Some stale claims maybe lost forever by operation of PRESCRIPTION or LIMITATION. See CHEQUE, LACHES.
References in periodicals archive ?
Staler A L, 2008, "Imperial debris: reflections on ruins and ruination" Cultural Anthropology 23 191-219
Jacob Lavee & Avraham Staler, Reciprocal Altruism--The Impact of Resurrecting an Old Moral Imperative on the National Organ Donation Rate in Israel, 77 LAW & CONTEMP.
The longer the game went on the staler it became and Aberdeen deserved a point.
Under Dalglish suspicious, guarded, paranoid Dalglish St James' Park was smelling staler by the week.
We were all a bit weary of tomato salads with meat and vegetable casseroles teamed with bread which got staler as the week wore on.
Anything that got me away from the dreary Broadway-type plays I'd been taken to see in Cincinnati and was still menaced by in the pages of the Sunday Times, artificial and stilted arrangements of stale persons and staler ideas; people who carped at one another, discussed issues, were false, were true.
Isn't that how we reject so much sympathy--stale candy on a staler plate?
Contemporary (post)colonial studies have advanced Foucault's articulation of biopolitical racism by identifying an important and inextricable relationship between the emergence of modern racism and colonialism (Rasmussen, 2011; Staler, 1995).
Not that Flowers was much busier in a stalemate that could scarcely have been staler.