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stale

adjective
 
 
/steɪl/
OLD old and not fresh: stale bread Cake goes stale quickly if it's not covered.Not pleasant to eat or drink
BORING boring or bored, and not producing or feeling excitement or enthusiasm like before: After 21 years their marriage had begun to go stale. I'd been too long in the same job and was getting stale.Plain and ordinaryTedious and uninspiringTedious and uninspiring
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