Augean

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Au·ge·an

adjective \-ˈjē-ən\

Definition of AUGEAN

:  extremely formidable or difficult and occasionally distasteful <an Augean task>

Examples of AUGEAN

  1. <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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