Sisyphean

Sisyphean

[sis-uh-fee-uhn]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to Sisyphus.
2.
endless and unavailing, as labor or a task.

Origin:
1625–35; < Greek Sīsýphe(ios) (Sī́syph(os) Sisyphus + -eios adj. suffix) + -an

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Sisyphean (ˌsɪsɪˈfiːən)
 
adj
1.  relating to Sisyphus
2.  actually or seemingly endless and futile

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sisyphean
"resembling the labors of Sisyphus," 1635, from Sisyphus, from Gk. Sisyphos, a name of unknown origin. King of Corinth, famed as "the craftiest of men," he was condemned in the afterlife to roll uphill a stone which perpetually rolls down.
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