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Augean

[ aw-jee-uhn ]
/ ɔˈdʒi ən /
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adjective
resembling the Augean stables in filthiness or degradation.
difficult and unpleasant: an Augean chore.
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Origin of Augean

First recorded in 1590–1600; from Latin Augē(us) of Augeas (Greek Augeí(ās) + -us adjective suffix) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for Augean

Augean
/ (ɔːˈdʒiːən) /

adjective
extremely dirty or corrupt

Word Origin for Augean

C16: after Augeas; see Augean stables
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