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a long list of things
  • How to Memorize
    • litany - list
  • Analysis

    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.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Synonymscatalogue, inventory, recitation,
    Antonymsabrupt, truncated, condensed,
  • Example(s)
    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.