sisyphean
[ sis-uh-fee-uhn ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Mid 17th century; Greek from Latin Sisypheius (based on Greek Sisuphos)
Synonyms
  • unending
  • unavailing
Antonyms
  • completed
  • finished
Definition
endless and unavailing, as labor or a task
Example
Her relentless pursuit of perfection is a Sisyphean task.
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