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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See also: dilapidated, languid, lifeless, mundane, obsolete, old, ordinary, outdated, outmoded, pedestrian, prosaic, repetitious, trite, usual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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Stale flavor isn't entirely the fault of oxygen, however.
which stands for "failure odor" and notes that people avoid the person who is developing this smell as part of the going stale stage.
At best, the body and mind become stale, and training plateaus occur.
Created by journalists Daniel Radosh and Michael Tritter, Stale bears an uncanny resemblance to Slate from a graphic point of view.
Stale coffee never becomes so evil as to become a health hazard, it simply loses its desireability as a comestible.
Vickers reissued a stale check in the amount $7,800 to pay her Chase Bank credit card bill last February when she retired.
But moviegoers who indicated that they typically had popcorn at the movies ate about the same amount of popcorn whether it was fresh or stale.
Using Stale and Johan Lange's contacts we will also be covering more of Europe and hopefully identifying more players to bring in during the future as we did in the last window.
REPORTS - PAGES 64-65 POINTING THE WAY: Stale Solbakken urges on his team at Elland Road.
GARETH BARRY has admitted the fear of "going stale and falling into a comfort zone" was a major factor in him deciding to quit Aston Villa and join Manchester City in a pounds 12m move.
3 : not so strong, energetic, or effective as before <He felt stale in his job.
The pall of cigarette smoke that hung over the 4 Ale Bar smelled of fag ash, but at least it covered up the real smell of the Bar - a combination of stale beer, stale dogs, stale fat and stale people and stale flatulence - a full range of olfactory offences are available.