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Sisyphean

Syllabification: Sis·y·phe·an
Pronunciation: /ˌsisəˈfēən
 
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Definition of Sisyphean in English:

adjective

(Of a task) such that it 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.

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