Augean

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adjective Au·ge·an \ ȯ-ˈjē-ən \

Definition of Augean

:extremely formidable or difficult and occasionally distasteful
  • an Augean task

Examples of augean in a Sentence

  1. dreaded the Augean task of cleaning the bathroom after an overflow of the toilet

Origin and Etymology 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



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