umpteen | umpteenth

Exam frequency

GRE

high

Banks

high

Civil Services

high

Meaning(s)

very many

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umpteen - numerous

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‘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.

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Synonyms multiple,countless,innumerable
Antonyms once,rarely,singular

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  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!”

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