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 Sisypheanfrom 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 … 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 Sisyphēius from Greek Sisupheios from Sisuphos Sisyphus