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umpteen | umpteenth

umpteen umpteenth
very many
  • How to Memorize
    • umpteen - numerous
  • Analysis

    ‘Umpteen’ is an informal term that is used to refer to a relatively large but unspecified amount. It is commonly followed by the word ‘time(s)’ and tends to be expressed when flustered or aggravated.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Synonymsmultiple, countless, innumerable,
    Antonymsonce, rarely, singular,
  • Example(s)
    1. You need to be more switched on. I shouldn’t have to tell you to do something umpteen times!

    2. I’ve left umpteen messages on the client’s phone, but she hasn’t called me back yet.

    3. Person A: “Can I borrow your car?” Person B: “For the umpteenth time - no!”