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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See also: dilapidated, languid, lifeless, mundane, obsolete, old, ordinary, outdated, outmoded, pedestrian, prosaic, repetitious, trite, usual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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Fry slices until golden brown, then flip to cook INGREDIENTS SERVES 4 1tsp ground cinnamon 1/4tsp ground nutmeg 2tbsp sugar 4tbsp butter 4 eggs 1/4 cup milk 1/2tsp vanilla extract 8 slices slightly stale white bread 1/2cup maple syrup, warmed the other side.
The citizens have demanded of Chief Commissioner Islamabad to take notice of sub-standard, stale and expensive items being sold in the Sasta Bazaar.
We'll eat exactly the same amount, whether it's fresh or stale.
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And we don't have those abilities to distinguish between good fish and stale fish.
Adil Ali Al Deek, Chief of the Environmental and Health Department at RAK Municipality said the inspectors found that two of the shops were selling stale meat.
Some are even arguably theologically incorrect, but the word stale is an overtly pejorative term, and its use spoils an otherwise interesting article.
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Twenty years ago, zoo officials say animals were fed the bottom of the barrel of human leftovers -- veggies gone south, bread gone stale, meat not tailored to each animal species.
If the leap over the pond leaves you feeling slightly stale and ashamed of your disheveled airplane hair, stop by the new Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at London's Heathrow Airport.
Most problematic are the stale flavor associated with aging and the skunky flavor that occurs when beer is exposed to light.