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staleadjective

uk   /steɪl/  us   /steɪl/
C1 no longer new or fresh, usually as a result of being kept for too long: The bread/biscuits/cake had gone stale. The morning after the party, their apartment smelled of stale cigarette smoke.
not fresh and new; boring because too familiar: stale jokes/news
used to describe someone who has lost interest in what they are doing because of being bored or working too hard: They had been working together for over five years and they had both become a little stale.

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staleness
noun [U] uk   /ˈsteɪl.nəs/  us   /ˈsteɪl.nəs/
(Definition of stale from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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staleadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /steɪl/
not fresh or new: stale bread Stale air smells very bad. I used to like that sitcom, but it’s getting kind of stale.
(Definition of stale from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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