Synonyms of rigmarole in English:


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1‘she went through all the rigmarole of dressing and making up’

lengthy process, fuss, fuss and bother, bother, commotion, trouble, folderol, ado, pother
informal palaver, song and dance, performance, to-do, carry-on, carrying-on, kerfuffle, hoo-ha, hullabaloo, ballyhoo, business, pantomime, hassle, hoopla
New Zealand informal bobsy-die

2‘that rigmarole about the house being haunted was just to keep people away’

lengthy explanation, lengthy story, saga, yarn, recitation, burble, burbling, maundering, shaggy-dog story
informal spiel, banging on, palaver