Sisyphus meaning

sĭsə-fəs
A cruel king of Corinth condemned forever to roll a huge stone up a hill in Hades only to have it roll down again on nearing the top.
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A greedy king of Corinth doomed in Hades to roll a heavy stone uphill continually, only to have it always roll back down.
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Origin of sisyphus

  • Latin Sisyphus from Greek Sisuphos

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