[ UK /ɹˈɪɡməɹˌə‍ʊl/ ]
  1. a set of confused and meaningless statements
  2. a long and complicated and confusing procedure
    all that academic rigmarole was a waste of time
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How To Use rigmarole In A Sentence

  • I would need to go through the rigmarole of applying for both accounts.
  • Howard had been through the rigmarole of selling a company many times.
  • We ought to learn business like everybody else, go through the same rigmarole.
  • For the body withering under the polluted skies of the City, with all the energies drained by the daily rigmarole of life, this is manna from heaven!
  • The customs officials made us go through the rigmarole of opening up our bags for inspection.
  • It took quite a time of fiddling about before I found a comfortable position and then, in cases where driving is shared, the whole rigmarole has to be endured all over again when you get back behind the wheel.
  • But then came the page banners and pop-up ads and the whole rigmarole started all over again.
  • He had to go through the usual rigmarole of signing legal papers in order to complete the business deal.
  • Dear Harsnet, he wrote, why do you persist in this rigmarole of refusing even to acknowledge my existence?
  • When the rigmarole of having a bath was over, the bath had to be emptied, dragging the bath to the back door and tipping the contents out into the yard.
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