Great Word: Sisipyean

Here is my word for you while I’m away. I think it is a brilliant word, so descriptive and meaningful. It has such a rich history and conjures such powerful ancient images. Plus, we all have tasks that sometimes feel this way. Take care everyone, and it look forward to catching up with your blogs when I’m back.

Sisyphean

Meaning
1. Denoting a task that can never be completed.
2. Greek Mythology Of or relating to Sisyphus.
3. Endlessly laborious or futile

Origin
Late 16th century. From Latin Sisypheius (based on Greek Sisuphos) + -an. In Greek mythology Sisyphus was a king of Ephyra punished for chronic deceitfulness by being compelled to roll an immense boulder up a hill, only to watch it roll back down, and to repeat this action forever. (Wikipedia)

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A few Synonyms
Endless, futile, useless

A few Antonyms
Finite, effective, fruitful

Quotes
“Life is a Sisyphean race, run ever faster toward a finish line that is merely the start of the next race” – Matt Ridley (The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature)

“Motherhood is a Sisyphean task. You finish sewing one seam shut, and another rips open. I have come to believe that this life I’m wearing will never really fit.” – Jodi Picoult (House Rules)

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