rigamarole


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rig·a·ma·role

 (rĭg′ə-mə-rōl′)
n.
Variant of rigmarole.

rigamarole

(ˈrɪɡəməˌrəʊl)
n
a variant of rigmarole

rig•ma•role

(ˈrɪg məˌroʊl)

also rigamarole



n.
1. an elaborate or complicated procedure.
2. confused or meaningless talk.
[1730–40; alter. of ragman roll list, catalogue, Middle English rageman rolle]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rigamarole - a set of confused and meaningless statements
hokum, meaninglessness, nonsense, nonsensicality, bunk - a message that seems to convey no meaning
2.rigamarole - a long and complicated and confusing procedure; "all that academic rigmarole was a waste of time"
procedure, process - a particular course of action intended to achieve a result; "the procedure of obtaining a driver's license"; "it was a process of trial and error"

rigmarole

also rigamarole
noun
References in classic literature ?
A peasant called Dushkin, who keeps a dram-shop facing the house, brought to the police office a jeweller's case containing some gold ear-rings, and told a long rigamarole.
If we decide to do a project or something that's regulated, it takes us three or four years to get through all of the rigamarole.
Let's say here that the literary-cultural matter doesn't go above (doesn't drop below) the publisher level: every dumbass moves in relation to a possible publication, and now literature is shitting itself (momentarily) because of the political opening up that it is demanding to fill a vacuum of political books, obviously political books, other levels of the same old rigamarole that doesn't interest us.
When we visit a used car lot, we expect the rigamarole and even plan for it.
As the poem continues--"And there is work, blood, suet and sweat,--the rigamarole / of wine and mandolins.
Can a woman not have a flipping mocktail without going through this rigamarole every time?
Why would you go through the rigamarole of getting ready and then stay out for just two drinks?
it's an expensive, timeconsuming [sic] and painful rigamarole of cutting, bleaching, dyeing, shaving, plucking, starving, exercising and picking out clothes that send the right message without making you look like a shop-window dress-up dolly.
The US Treasury isn't known to have halted any such trade because of sanctions, but it does require Americans trying to bring them from Europe to the United States to go through the burteacrtaic rigamarole and get an import license.
Sun-Times' editorial page writer Kate Grossman termed the experience of parents and teachers, who for months feared having their school closed without knowing why, a "horrendous rigamarole.
If I know that if I don't cheat the farmer, someone else will cheat him in a way that will be worse for her, and there is no way I can interact with her without cheating (that would not be worse for her), and if I have no alternative course of action such as just helping her without going through the rigamarole of exchange, then I say, what I do is fact-relative and evidence-relative permissible.
That's just the kind of rigamarole I'm talking about.