[ pruh-mee-thee-uhn ]
/ prəˈmi θi ən /
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of or suggestive of Prometheus.
creative; boldly original.
a person who resembles Prometheus in spirit or action.
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Origin of Promethean
First recorded in 1590–1600; Promethe(us) + -an
Words nearby Promethean
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How to use Promethean in a sentence
To a clay compounded chiefly of the worldling and the rhetorician there is added a real spark of Promethean fire.George Eliot|Mathilde Blind
Promethean fire: the fire which Prometheus brought down from heaven.
She was sorry that it was hopeless; but she was glad that it was there, in all its Promethean wrathfulness, for her to observe.The Shadow of Life|Anne Douglas Sedgwick
There is something truly Promethean in the struggle of the Russian youth against their overpowering antagonist.Violence and the Labor Movement|Robert Hunter
The delineation of that Promethean fortitude which defied conscience, as he has shown it in Manfred, is his greatest achievement.The Life of Lord Byron|John Galt
British Dictionary definitions for Promethean
/ (prəˈmiːθɪən) /
of or relating to Prometheus
creative, original, or life-enhancing
a person who resembles Prometheus
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