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Promethean

[ pruh-mee-thee-uhn ]
/ prəˈmi θi ən /
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adjective
of or suggestive of Prometheus.
creative; boldly original.
noun
a person who resembles Prometheus in spirit or action.
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Origin of Promethean

First recorded in 1580–90; Promethe(us) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for Promethean

Promethean
/ (prəˈmiːθɪən) /

adjective
of or relating to Prometheus
creative, original, or life-enhancing
noun
a person who resembles Prometheus
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