umpteenth


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ump·teen

 (ŭmp′tēn′, ŭm′-)
adj. Informal
Relatively large but unspecified in number: umpteen reasons; umpteen guests.

[Slang ump(ty), dash in Morse code (of imitative origin) + -teen (as in thirteen).]

ump′teenth′ adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.umpteenth - last in an indefinitely numerous seriesumpteenth - last in an indefinitely numerous series
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
ordinal - being or denoting a numerical order in a series; "ordinal numbers"; "held an ordinal rank of seventh"
Translations
mnohokrátmockrát
hundrede og syttende
x-edik
femtioelfte

umpteenth

[ˈʌmptiːnθ] ADJenésimo
for the umpteenth timepor enésima vez

umpteenth

[ˌʌmpˈtiːnθ] adjnième, énième
for the umpteenth time → pour la nième fois

umpteenth

adj (inf)x-te(r, s); for the umpteenth timezum x-ten Mal

umpteenth

[ˈʌmptiːnθ] adj (fam) → ennesimo/a
for the umpteenth time → per l'ennesima volta

umpteen

(ˌampˈtiːn) pronoun, adjective
a great many. I've reminded him umpteen times to send it.
umpteenth pronoun, adjective
For the umpteenth time, don't speak with your mouth full!
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