The definition of sisyphean is a task that is endless and cannot ever be completed.
An example of a Sisyphean task is a task that will never be done no matter how long you work at it.
- of or like Sisyphus
- endless and toilsome, useless, etc.: a Sisyphean task
Origin of Sisyphean; from Classical Latin Sisypheius ; from Classical Greek Sisypheios ; from Sisyphos + -an
- Of or relating to Sisyphus.
- Endlessly laborious or futile: “The jumble of wet pans and platters &ellipsis; made him weary; to dry them seemed a task as Sisyphean as to repair the things wrong with his parents' house” (Jonathan Franzen).
Origin of SisypheanFrom Latin Sisyph&emacron;ius, from Greek Sisupheios, from Sisuphos, Sisyphus.