Sisyphean

Pronunciation: [ sis-uh-fee-uhn ]


Definition: adjective

endless and unavailing, as labor or a task

Origin: Mid 17th century; Greek


Etymology: from Latin Sisypheius (based on Greek Sisuphos)


Usage:


Synonyms:

  • unending

  • unavailing

Antonyms:

  • completed

  • finished

Example:

Her relentless pursuit of perfection is a Sisyphean task.

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