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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See also: dilapidated, languid, lifeless, mundane, obsolete, old, ordinary, outdated, outmoded, pedestrian, prosaic, repetitious, trite, usual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.
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Three years old, this French mismatched buddy caper feels considerably staler.
The rise of Twenty20 and the increasing pace of Test cricket in recent years does leave these championship last-day stalemates looking staler than ever.
Beer flavor also deteriorates with age, and the older a beer is, the staler it tastes.
Though the singing is still in French, the spoken parts are now in English, and staler than week-old rye bread.
He married Sandy Staler on June 12, 1960, in Brentwood, Calif.