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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WE WENT for a ski my mate and me With aching back and dodgy knee One look at the slope, you stupid dope Insanity was our plea As I leave the top, how do I stop I've forgotten how to plough I'm going too quick I'm feeling sick As I head up over the brow The boots are tight I can't turn right Panic is setting in fast Why am I here, I feel the fear As my ski goes racing past I'm in a hole I've lost a pole I can't even get back up on my feet My mates just laugh I feel so daft As I slide back on my seat So it's off the slope for this stupid dope Back on terra so firma With the umpteenth beer in hand I'm feeling so grand Who's a bloody learner?
She told they took her to an empty plot where raped her umpteenth time.
Asked for the umpteenth time if he would consider taking the England job, Wenger (right) was a little more flirtatious than normal.
Meanwhile, David attempts his umpteenth proposal, this time by planewriting, but Tracy misses it.
He further observed that the government has violated the constitution umpteenth times by delaying the census.
My oldest was the only boy in his class, for the umpteenth time, not to be invited to a fellow classmate's birthday party and to say he was devastated would be an understatement.
The decision gives the necessary time to all those involved to discuss and solve the problem, which unfortunately emerged for the umpteenth time.
Dogs bark at strange noises floorboards start to creak, the neighbours are shouting again for the umpteenth time this week.
Big Brother is back for the umpteenth time but which female presenter now fronts the Channel 5 show?
How come a kind-hearted neighbour from the same number on an adjoining street had to drop off our post for the umpteenth time this morning?
The Irish Presidency of the EU will seek to hammer out a new draft compromise that it will present to the European Parliament on 27 February during the umpteenth political meeting (three-way talks) on this issue.
Double standards: For the umpteenth time, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari (photo), commander of the Iranian Navy, has said Iran has the right to sail anywhere it wishes in international waters and the Americans have no right to object.