Word of the Day – Sisyphean

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Sisyphean (adj)


Denoting a task that can never be completed.

Late 16th century: from Latin Sisypheius (based on Greek Sisuphos: see Sisyphus)+ -an.

Example sentences

“It was a sisyphean task but she stuck at it.”

Word of the Day – Ordinally

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Ordinally (adverb)


With regard to, or at the level of, orders in a taxonomic system; according to an ordinal number, system, etc.; on an ordinal scale; with regard to order.

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Edinburgh Review. From ordinal + -ly.

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