sisyphean

[ sis-uh-fee-uhn ]

Part of Speech

adjective

Definition

endless and unavailing, as labor or a task

Origin + Etymology

Mid 17th century; Greek

from Latin Sisypheius (based on Greek Sisuphos)

Synonyms

  • unending
  • unavailing

Antonyms

  • completed
  • finished

Example

Her relentless pursuit of perfection is a Sisyphean task.

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