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Sisyphean [sis-y-phe-an]; pron sis-i-fee'an}
adjective

Definition:
Laborious, endless and futile. This term is sometimes capitalised.

Etymology:
Greek, from Sisyphus, king of Corinth. Derives from the story of the legendary king Sisyphus, who was condemned after his death to perpetually roll a huge stone to the top of the hill in Tartarus (a punishing world below Hades itself), only to have it roll back each time he neared his goal.

Usage:
Being my day off, I really ought to begin the Sisyphean task of cleaning up my apartment. You'd think that when I moved into my own place, I'd find it easier to keep tidy but it's really not the case!


Sorry it's not as good as my previous ones, but I have a massive headache at the moment. D:
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