Sisyphean definition

sĭsə-fēən
Of or relating to Sisyphus.
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Of or like Sisyphus.
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Endlessly laborious or futile.
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Endless and toilsome, useless, etc.

A Sisyphean task.

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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.

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Origin of sisyphean

  • From Latin Sisyphēius from Greek Sisupheios from Sisuphos Sisyphus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition