What is another word for umpteen?

Pronunciation: [ʌmptˈiːn] (IPA)

Umpteen is a colloquial term that means an unspecified or large number of something. There are several synonyms that are commonly used in place of umpteen. Some of the most popular include 'numerous', 'countless', 'multitudinous', 'a plethora of', 'myriad', 'copious', 'infinite', 'umptious' and 'umpteenfold'. Each of these words implies a large number or quantity without being specific. These synonyms can be used interchangeably with umpteen in casual conversation, while each word may have slightly different connotations, they all convey the same basic idea of "many" or "a lot".

Synonyms for Umpteen:

What are the hypernyms for Umpteen?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Umpteen

It's no trick at all to go into the average Rube village, 'steen miles from a railroad, and get 'em thrilled with the notion of being connected by trolley with Jaytown, umpteen miles south.
"Torchy, Private Sec."
Sewell Ford
This would comfortably keep me away during the month of March when my brothers would be studying for their school finals and I would return in time to enjoy the April-May vacations when our cousins from Belgaum, Lucano and Ricardo, would join us for a whole summer season of mangoes, jackfruits and umpteen picnics on the beach.
"Free from School"
Rahul Alvares
So any one of umpteen thousands of organizations in the Hub might be the one that has that plasmoid now!"
James H Schmitz

Famous quotes with Umpteen

  • Just because you know umpteen billion scales, it doesn't mean you have to use them all in a solo.
    Kirk Hammett
  • The modern world [of survivalism] is full of pundits, poseurs, and Mall Ninjas. Preparedness is not just about accumulating a pile of stuff. You need practical skills, and those come only with study, training, and practice. Any armchair survivalist with a credit card can buy a set of stylish camouflage fatigues and an “M4gery” carbine encrusted with umpteen accessories. Style points should not be mistaken for genuine skills and practicality.
    James Wesley Rawles
  • Chinese cultural influence is virtually nil, and unlikely to increase… Indeed, high Chinese culture and art are almost all imitative of western forms: Chinese concert pianists are technically brilliant, but brilliant at Schubert and Rachmaninov. Chinese ballerinas dance to the scores of Diaghilev. The number of Chinese Nobel prizes won on home turf is zero, although there are of course legions of bright Chinese trying to escape to Stanford and Caltech… It is hard to think of a single Chinese sport at the Olympics, compared with umpteen invented by Britain, including ping-pong, I’ll have you know, which originated at upper-class dinner tables and was first called whiff-whaff. The Chinese have a script so fiendishly complicated that they cannot produce a proper keyboard for it.
    Boris Johnson

Related words: umpteen, dozen, lots of, a lot of, numerous, dozens of, numerous lots of, many

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