What does Sisyphean mean?

Definitions for Sisyphean
ˌsɪs əˈfi ənSisyphean

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Sisyphean(adj)

    of or relating to Sisyphus

  2. Sisyphean(adj)

    both extremely effortful and futile

Wiktionary

  1. Sisyphean(Adjective)

    Incessant or incessantly recurring, but futile.

    Sisyphean labors

    Etymology: From Sisyphus, from Σίσυφος (Sisuphos). Sisyphus was a Greek mythological figure who was doomed to endlessly roll a boulder up a hill in Hades.

  2. Sisyphean(Adjective)

    Relating to Sisyphus.

    Etymology: From Sisyphus, from Σίσυφος (Sisuphos). Sisyphus was a Greek mythological figure who was doomed to endlessly roll a boulder up a hill in Hades.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sisyphean(adj)

    relating to Sisyphus; incessantly recurring; as, Sisyphean labors

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sisyphean

    sis-i-fē′an, adj. relating to Sisyphus: incessantly recurring. [From Sisyphus, a king of Corinth, who was condemned in Tartarus to roll to the top of a hill a huge stone, which constantly rolled down again, making his task incessant.]

How to pronounce Sisyphean?

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How to say Sisyphean in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sisyphean in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sisyphean in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Sisyphean in a Sentence

  1. Deputy Prime Minister Yannis Dragasakis:

    The country is in a position like that of Sisyphus — a man condemned to roll a boulder to the top of a hill, only to see it roll down again, we risk condemning an entire generation to a future without hope. To avoid that, what we ask from our eurozone partners is to treat Greece as an equal and help us escape from this Sisyphean trap.

Images & Illustrations of Sisyphean

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