Definition of Augean
: extremely formidable or difficult and occasionally distasteful <an Augean task>
Examples of augean
<dreaded the Augean task of cleaning the bathroom after an overflow of the toilet>
Origin of augean
Latin Augeas, king of Elis, from Greek Augeias; from the legend that his stable, left neglected for 30 years, was finally cleaned by Hercules
First Known Use: 1676
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