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I'm struggling with a word for a list which is very well built, sorted, and organized, but it's a heck of a headache to deal with because there are so many items.
The list doesn't display old items, to prevent it from becoming______________.
I've toyed with the following words, but they don't seem to fit:
crowded (can a list be crowded?)
cluttered (has implication of messy, but the list is very well organized)
overwhelming (this is more of a person's reaction than a list characteristic)
jam packed (not proper enough)
congested (not blocking anything)
Jan 4, 2017 at 15:19
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A simple way to express this would be to say the list is becoming too
Oxford Dictionaries Online:
3 Relatively great in extent:
‘write a long report’
‘a long list of candidates’
Jan 4, 2017 at 16:24
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You apparently don't want the list to
seem or endless . interminable
The list doesn't display old items, to prevent it from becoming
1 Having or seeming to have no end or limit:
‘the list is endless’
Endless or apparently endless (often used hyperbolically)
‘After a while these interminable lists acquire a certain ghoulish
fascination, prompting a host of other questions.’
1. having or seeming to have no end; eternal or infinite
2. continuing too long or continually recurring
endless or seemingly endless because of monotony or tiresome length
Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © Harper Collins Publishers
Jan 4, 2017 at 15:59
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merriam-webster's definition of unwieldy
unwieldy: not easily managed, handled, or used (as because of bulk, weight, complexity, or awkwardness) : cumbersome
in your setentence: The list doesn't display old items, to prevent it from becoming
Jan 4, 2017 at 22:56
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You could consider using "
overloaded" which means:
having or supplied with too much of something:
The market is already overloaded with car magazines - why would anyone want to produce another one?
It was meant to comprise the name of those about whom suspicion was credible. However, unfortunately, owing to a certain 'indiscriminate use of the autority exercised by branch officers', the list became
overloaded with names of persons who should not have been on it...
MI5 at War 1909-1918]
Jan 4, 2017 at 16:07
At the end of the sentence, you can probable use the phrase "
As per Cambridge dictionary, a hotchpotch is "a confused mixture of different things"
The words "
ragbag" or " panoply" are other appropriate options
As per Cambridge dictionary, a panoply is "a wide range or collection of different things". A ragbag is "a confused mixture of different types of things"
Jan 4, 2017 at 17:59
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