Dictonary.netDictonary.net
Synonyms, antonyms, pronunciation

  Home
English Dictionary      examples: 'day', 'get rid of', 'New York Bay'




Sisyphean   Listen
adjective
Sisyphean  adj.  Relating to Sisyphus; incessantly recurring; as, Sisyphean labors.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








Advanced search
     Find words:
Starting with
Ending with
Containing
Matching a pattern  

Synonyms
Antonyms
Quotes
Words linked to  

only single words



Share |





"Sisyphean" Quotes from Famous Books



... poverty-hounded women, bearing one half-nurtured infant after another, struggling desperately to feed and care for them, and seeing them drop into the grave as fast as they are born—until finally the mother, worn out with the Sisyphean labor, gives up and follows her misbegotten offspring. Consider how many women, in their agony and despair, make use of the methods of the primitive savage, to escape from Nature's curse of fecundity. Dr. Wm. J. Robinson has estimated that in the ...
— The Profits of Religion, Fifth Edition • Upton Sinclair



Words linked to "Sisyphean" :   Sisyphus, effortful



Copyright © 2018 Dictonary.net