When a person lists all the things that are wrong with his house, this is an example of a litany of complaints about his house.
Origin of litany
- Middle English letanie from Old French from Medieval Latin letanīa from Late Latin litanīa from Late Greek litaneia from Greek entreaty from litaneuein to entreat from litanos entreating from litē supplication
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Ancient Greek λιτανεία (litaneia, “prayer"), from λιτή (litÄ“, “prayer, entreaty").