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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See also: dilapidated, languid, lifeless, mundane, obsolete, old, ordinary, outdated, outmoded, pedestrian, prosaic, repetitious, trite, usual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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