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Exercise is important, but exercise in a gym is not important. Go and take a walk outside. Skip the umpteenth coffee date and go for a hike instead. Take the stairs. Walk your errands.
Daphne Oz

Meaning of "umpteenth" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF UMPTEENTH

umpteenth  [ˌʌmpˈtiːnθ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UMPTEENTH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Umpteenth is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES UMPTEENTH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Indefinite and fictitious numbers

Many languages have words expressing indefinite and fictitious numbers — inexact terms of indefinite size, used for comic effect, for exaggeration, as placeholder names, or when precision is unnecessary or undesirable. One technical term for such words is "non-numerical vague quantifier".

Definition of umpteenth in the English dictionary

The definition of umpteenth in the dictionary is you use umpteenth to indicate that an occasion, thing, or person happens or comes after many others.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH UMPTEENTH


eighteenth
ˈeɪˈtiːnθ
fifteenth
ˈfɪfˈtiːnθ
fourteenth
ˈfɔːˈtiːnθ
greenth
ɡriːnθ
Juneteenth
ˌdʒuːnˈtiːnθ
nineteenth
ˌnaɪnˈtiːnθ
seventeenth
ˈsɛvənˈtiːnθ
sixteenth
ˈsɪksˈtiːnθ
thirteenth
ˈθɜːˈtiːnθ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UMPTEENTH

umiak
UMIST
UML
umlaut
umlungu
Ummah
ump
umpie
umpies
umpirage
umpire
umpireship
umpteen
umpy
umquhile
Umtali
Umtata
umu
UMW
umwelt

WORDS THAT END LIKE UMPTEENTH

amaranth
calendar month
coelacanth
Corinth
diminished seventh
dozenth
eleventh
helminth
hyacinth
labyrinth
major seventh
millionth
minor seventh
month
ninth
nth
plinth
seventh
synth
tenth

Synonyms and antonyms of umpteenth in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «umpteenth» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UMPTEENTH

Find out the translation of umpteenth to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of umpteenth from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «umpteenth» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

无数次
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

enésima
570 millions of speakers

English

umpteenth
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लंबे
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

لا يحصى من المرات
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

энный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

enésima
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গণনাতীত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

énième
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Umpteenth
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

x-te
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

何度目か分からないほどの
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

여러 번째
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Umpteenth
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thứ bao nhiêu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இயங்காத
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मोठ्या प्रमाणात
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sayısız
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ennesimo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

n-ty
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

енний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

știu câta
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πολλοστή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

soveelste
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

femtielfte
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ørtende
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of umpteenth

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UMPTEENTH»

The term «umpteenth» is regularly used and occupies the 89.057 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UMPTEENTH» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «umpteenth» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «umpteenth» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about umpteenth

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QUOTES WITH «UMPTEENTH»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word umpteenth.
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Daphne Oz
Exercise is important, but exercise in a gym is not important. Go and take a walk outside. Skip the umpteenth coffee date and go for a hike instead. Take the stairs. Walk your errands.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UMPTEENTH»

Discover the use of umpteenth in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to umpteenth and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Umpteenth International Scarecrow Convention
A humorous view of exotic colorful scarecrows from around the world, whose problems seem to mirror those of humans.
Wayne Mitchell, 2005
2
What's So Good About Biodiversity?: A Call for Better ...
I believe that the mere expression of contempt for “the umpteenth rayfinned fish” or the umpteenth arthropod, or umpteenth angiosperm, or umpteenth rodent, or umpteenth anything is entirely inadequate as a reason. The felt need to resort to  ...
Donald S. Maier, 2012
3
Picking Up Jellyfish: Or: the Bobble Head Legacy
Or: the Bobble Head Legacy Ray Oliver. bounced to greet her. For two minutes they let each other know how wonderful it was to see each other. It is possible that I may have mentioned, for the umpteenth time, what a wonderful world it would ...
Ray Oliver, 2007
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Weekly World News
By EARLE NEEDHAM JUNEAU, Alaska - How many times have you heard it - the term 'umpteenth' used to describe a large though unspecified number? For statistician Kevin Corgan, however, that definition was not good enough. "It had ...
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Business Or Pleasures: Free Enterprise; -Africa's Hope of an ...
UMPTEENTH. TIME. LUCKY. ANOTHER. CHANCE. TO. MAKE. NIGERIA. WORK . Nigerians dream of a national revival; of a new Nigeria where shoddiness is no longer the norm; where electrical firms boast of something more ambitious than ...
Joseph Ager, 2006
6
A Mix of Bricks and Valentines: Lyrics, 1979-2009
umpteenth. block. some neighbours don't really treat me so bad one used to live in a life-size tank he thinks it's sad that this wall fell down Outside they're selling pieces of rock well, I want nothing of its daily threat loads of that scrap in the local  ...
G. W. Sok, 2011
7
The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional ...
130, 1988 Abridged dictionary of airborne terms' umpteenth; unteenth adjective used of a great but unspecific number or amount UK, ms • For the umpteenth time , I chickened. — Max shuiman, /anyone Goto/notch?, p. 30, 1964 • — J. Ashton ...
Eric Partridge, Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor, 2006
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Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary
umpteenth /Amp'ti:n8, '--/ determiner informal I drank my umpteenth cup of coffee. o For the umpteenth time, Anthony, knives andforksgo in the middle drawer! un- / An-/ prefix used to add the meaning 'not', 'lacking' or 'the opposite of before ...
‎2008
9
Is Skin Deep, Is Fatal
For the umpteenth time the tired old piano was nobly giving forth the tired old marching song of the unjudged beauties. For the umpteenth time the high- complexioned, check-waistcoated Mr Brown was shouting 'Smile, dear, smile.' For the ...
H. R. F. Keating, 2011
10
Memory, Aging and the Brain: A Festschrift in Honour of ...
When it is totally familiar – for instance, one and the same picture presented for the umpteenth time in a long series – it is “screened out”, and its umpteenth presentation to the rememberer would not change what was already in the store before ...
Lars Bäckman, Professor of Psychology at University of Gothenburg Director of Psychology Section Department of Neuroscience and Geriatric Medicine Lars Backman, Department of Psychology Lars Nyberg, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UMPTEENTH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term umpteenth is used in the context of the following news items.
1
It's our umpteenth episode!
Umpteenth is related to...wait. What's an umpty? “Umpty is an indefinite number,” says University of Michigan English Professor Ann Curzan. “Usually a large ... «Michigan Radio, Jul 15»
2
The umpteenth Chinese bubble
And the worst is, without a doubt, that about half of all that amount corresponds to loans granted to invest in stock market. That is, many will not be paid back and ... «The Corner Economic, Jul 15»
3
DAVID MURDOCK: Tales from the front porch, part umpteenth
As summer is a-coming in and the temperature rises to blast furnace levels, it's time for an update from the Front Porch Nature Observation Station. Most of the ... «Gadsden Times, Jul 15»
4
'Umpteenth' Greek Summit Sees Gold Prices Fall, Options Expiry …
GOLD PRICES erased two-thirds of last week's 1.5% jump against a rising US Dollar on Monday, dropping back from $1200 per ounce as Eurozone stock ... «BullionVault, Jun 15»
5
Floods submerge Accra for the umpteenth time
Most parts of Accra have been heavily flooded after torrential rains that lasted for hours on Wednesday. Reports reaching Citi News indicate that valuable ... «Citifmonline, Jun 15»
6
Kingswood link road opening delayed for 'umpteenth' time
"I think the reason why people are so annoyed over this is because it is the umpteenth time this has been delayed in the past couple of years. "Since I became a ... «Hull Daily Mail, May 15»
7
T-Squared: It's Our Spring Member Drive!
Today we kick off our umpteenth (well, fifth) spring membership drive, and we're doing things a little differently this time around. Same level of ambition as ever, ... «Texas Tribune, Apr 15»
8
The Eric Holder Farewell Tour's Umpteenth Encore: a Mississippi …
The Attorney General's long goodbye isn't turning out quite the way he had imagined. Instead, all those Teachable Moment cases like Trayvon and Ferguson ... «VDARE.com, Mar 15»
9
Man City vs Barcelona: Luis Suarez's display 'shut many mouths …
Rioja, in the article headlined 'The umpteenth disappointment for Pellegrini' goes on to say that "when one thinks Pellegrini can not disappoint again, the ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Feb 15»
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Grand Theft Auto V for PC has been delayed for the umpteenth time
It's been bad news after bad news for PC gamers waiting to get their hands on Grand Theft Auto V and unfortunately, today brings much of the same. Rockstar ... «TechSpot, Feb 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Umpteenth [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/umpteenth>. Jun 2021 ».
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