Sisyphean

[ sis-uh-fee-uh n ]
/ ˌsɪs əˈfi ən /

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adjective

of or relating to Sisyphus.
endless and unavailing, as labor or a task.

Origin of Sisyphean

1625–35; < Greek Sīsýphe(ios) (Sī́syph(os) Sisyphus + -eios adj. suffix) + -an
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Sisyphean

/ (ˌsɪsɪˈfiːən) /

adjective

relating to Sisyphus
actually or seemingly endless and futile
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