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Sisyphean Line breaks: Sisy|phean
Pronunciation: /ˌsɪsɪˈfiːən/

Definition of Sisyphean in English:

adjective

Denoting a task that can never be completed.
Example sentences
  • It was a Sisyphean task - but Paul did not give in.
  • Not only do they lose the game but they are sentenced to a Sisyphean task.
  • It was a Sisyphean task of epic proportions that defied a normal life expectancy.

Origin

Late 16th century: from Latin Sisypheius (based on Greek Sisuphos: see Sisyphus) + -an.

Words that rhyme with Sisyphean

Actaeon, Aegean, aeon (US eon), Augean, Behan, Cadmean, Caribbean, Carolean, Chaldean, Cyclopean, empyrean, epicurean, European, Fijian, Galilean, Hasmonean, Hebridean, Herculean, Ian, Jacobean, Kampuchean, Laodicean, lien, Linnaean (US Linnean), Maccabean, Mandaean (US Mandean), Medicean, monogenean, Nabataean (US Nabatean), Orphean, paean, paeon, pean, peon, Periclean, piscean, plebeian, Pyrenean, Pythagorean, Sabaean, Sadducean, skean, Tanzanian, Tennesseean, Terpsichorean, theodicean, Tyrolean

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