litany

Exam frequency

GRE

medium

Banks

medium

Civil Services

medium

Meaning(s)

a long list of things

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A ‘litany’ is a lengthy and occasionally repetitive list of unpleasant things such as problems, complaints, excuses, criticisms, etc. The word is used to show disapproval and is most commonly encountered in a professional context with negative connotations.

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Synonyms catalogue,inventory,recitation
Antonyms abrupt,truncated,condensed

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  1. Ever since we put Brian on the service desk, we have had a litany of complaints from customers.

  2. We have had to overcome a litany of problems since starting the project. It really has just been one thing after another.

  3. One of the great things about being an entrepreneur is that one big success can erase a litany of past failures.

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