Etymology
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Sisyphean (adj.)

"pertaining to or resembling the unceasingly recurring and fruitless labors of Sisyphus," 1630s, from Sisyphus + -an. Earlier Sisyphian (1590s).

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Definitions of Sisyphean

Sisyphean (adj.)
of or relating to Sisyphus;
Sisyphean (adj.)
both extremely effortful and futile;
From wordnet.princeton.edu