Definition of Sisyphean

1. Adjective. Of or relating to Sisyphus.

Partainyms: Sisyphus
Derivative terms: Sisyphus



2. Adjective. Both extremely effortful and futile.
Similar to: Effortful
Derivative terms: Sisyphus

Definition of Sisyphean

1. a. Relating to Sisyphus; incessantly recurring; as, Sisyphean labors.

Definition of Sisyphean

1. Adjective. Incessant or incessantly recurring, but futile. ¹

2. Adjective. Relating to Sisyphus. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sisyphean

Sissy
Sistani Persian
Sister
Sister Joseph's nodule
Sister Mary Joseph Dempsey
Sisters
Sistine
Sistrunk
Sistrunk operation
Sistrurus
Sistrurus catenatus
Sistrurus miliaris
Sisymbrium barbarea
Sisymbrium officinale
Sisymbrium tanacetifolia
Sisyphean
Sisyphism
Sisyphus
Sisyphusean
Sisyridae
Sisyrinchium
Sita
Sitka
Sitka spruce
Sitka willow
Sitophylus
Sitophylus oryzae
Sitotroga
Sitotroga cerealella
Sitsang

Literary usage of Sisyphean

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Life & Public Services of Simon Sterne by John Foord (1903)
"CHAPTER IX THE sisyphean LABOUR OF MUNICIPAL REFORM THE immediate issue of the municipal reform movement to which the Committee of Seventy had given shape ..."

2. The Life & Public Services of Simon Sterne by John Foord (1903)
"CHAPTER IX THE sisyphean LABOUR OF MUNICIPAL REFORM THE immediate issue of the municipal reform movement to which the Committee of Seventy had given shape ..."

3. The Life & Public Services of Simon Sterne by John Foord (1903)
"CHAPTER IX THE sisyphean LABOUR OF MUNICIPAL REFORM THE immediate issue of the municipal reform movement to which the Committee of Seventy had given shape ..."

4. Alcoholism: A Study in Heredity by George Archdall O'Brien Reid (1901)
"... impossible from the biological standpoint — Can only aggravate the evil — A sisyphean task—The true remedy—The obstacle imposed by man—The alternatives. ..."

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