Herculean

Synonyms and related words:
Antaean, Atlantean, Briarean, Brobdingnagian, Cyclopean, Gargantuan, Homeric, abstruse, abysmal, arduous, astronomic, backbreaking, brutal, burdensome, colossal, complex, critical, crushing, delicate, demanding, difficile, difficult, effortful, elephantine, enormous, epic, exacting, forced, formidable, gargantuan, giant, giantlike, gigantic, grueling, hairy, hard, hard-earned, hard-fought, heavy, hefty, heroic, huge, immense, infinite, intricate, jawbreaking, jumbo, killing, knotted, knotty, labored, laborious, mammoth, mean, mighty, monster, monstrous, monumental, mountainous, no picnic, not easy, onerous, operose, oppressive, painful, prodigious, profound, punishing, rigorous, rough, rugged, set with thorns, severe, spiny, steep, strained, strenuous, stupendous, thorny, ticklish, titanic, toilsome, tough, towering, tremendous, tricky, troublesome, uphill, vast, wearisome, wicked

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  • Herculean — Her*cu le*an, a. [L. herculeus, fr. Hercules: cf. F. hercul[ e]en. See {Hercules}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Requiring the strength of Hercules; hence, very great, difficult, or dangerous; as, an Herculean task. [1913 Webster] 2. Having extraordinary… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • herculean — HERCULEÁN, Ă, herculeeni, e, adj. Asemenea lui Hercule, caracteristic lui Hercule; foarte puternic; voinic. [pr.: le an. – var.: erculeán, ă adj.] – Din fr. herculéen. Trimis de gall, 26.07.2002. Sursa: DEX 98  herculeán adj. m. (sil. le an) …   Dicționar Român

  • Herculean — UK / US or Herculean UK [ˌhɜː(r)kjʊˈliːən] / US [ˌhɜrkjəˈlɪən] / US [hərˈkjulɪən] adjective a) needing a lot of strength and determination in order to be achieved a herculean task b) a herculean person is very big and strong …   English dictionary

  • Herculean — [hər kyo͞o′lē ən; hʉr΄kyo͞o lē′ən, hʉr′kyo͞o lē΄ən] adj. 1. of Hercules 2. [usually h ] a) having the great size, strength, or courage of Hercules; very powerful or courageous b) calling for great strength, size, or courage; very difficult to do… …   English World dictionary

  • Herculean — index omnipotent, onerous, operose, powerful, prodigious (enormous), strong Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • Herculean — 1590s, from HERCULESE (Cf. Herculese) + AN (Cf. an) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Herculean — *huge, vast, immense, enormous, elephantine, mammoth, giant, gigantic, gigantean, colossal, gargantuan, cyclopean, titanic, Brobdingnagian …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Herculean — [adj] powerful, strong almighty, backbreaking, colossal, courageous, forceful, gargantuan, gigantic, hard, heroic, huge, impressive, laborious, mighty, strenuous, tough, vigorous; concepts 489,527,540,574 …   New thesaurus

  • Herculean — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ requiring or having great strength or effort. ORIGIN named after the Roman and Greek mythological hero Hercules (famed for his strength) …   English terms dictionary

  • Herculean — adjective /hərˈkjuːliən/ a) Of extraordinary difficulty, might, power, size, etc.; of or relating to Hercules in size or strength. But this is not the best:look, prythee, Charmian, / How this Herculean Roman does become / The carriage of his… …   Wiktionary

  • herculean — [[t]hɜ͟ː(r)kjʊli͟ːən[/t]] also Herculean ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A herculean task or ability is one that requires extremely great strength or effort. [LITERARY] Finding a lawyer may seem like a Herculean task if you live in a big city because there …   English dictionary

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