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rigamarole

Noun

1 a set of confused and meaningless statements [syn: rigmarole]
2 a long and complicated and confusing procedure; "all that academic rigmarole was a waste of time" [syn: rigmarole]

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English

Noun

rigamarole
  1. alternative spelling of rigmarole

Quotations

  • Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment, part II, ch 4 (translated by Constance Garnett)
    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.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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