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Sisyphean

[sis-uh-fee-uh n] /ˌsɪs əˈfi ən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Sisyphus.
2.
endless and unavailing, as labor or a task.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; < Greek Sīsýphe(ios) (Sī́syph(os) Sisyphus + -eios adj. suffix) + -an
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Sisyphean

/ˌsɪsɪˈfiːən/
adjective
1.
relating to Sisyphus
2.
actually or seemingly endless and futile
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Word Origin and History for Sisyphean
adj.

"pertaining to or resembling the unceasingly recurring and fruitless labors of Sisyphus," 1630s, from Sisyphus + -an. Earlier Sisyphian (1590s).

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