adjective Achil·le·an \¦a-kə-¦lē-ən, ə-ˈki-lē-\

Definition of Achillean

  1. :  like Achilles (as in strength, invincibility, or moody and resentful wrath)

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Origin and Etymology of achillean

Achilles, hero of Homer's Iliad (from Latin, from Greek Achilleus) + English -an

First Known Use: 1576

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a trip made at another's expense

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