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Meaning of RIGMAROLE

Pronunciation:  'rigmu`rowl

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

RIGMAROLE is a 9 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: rigamarole, rigamarole
 
 See Also: hokum, meaninglessness, nonsense, nonsensicality, procedure, process

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Rig"ma*role\, n. [For ragman roll. See {Ragman's
    roll}.]
    A succession of confused or nonsensical statements; foolish
    talk; nonsense. [Colloq.]
    
          Often one's dear friend talks something which one
          scruples to call rigmarole.              --De Quincey.
    
    
  2. \Rig"ma*role\, a.
    Consisting of rigmarole; frovolous; nonsensical; foolish.
    
    
 

 

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