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herculean

  

      adj  
1    requiring tremendous effort, strength, etc.  
a herculean task     
2    sometimes cap   resembling Hercules in strength, courage, etc.  
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Hercules   [1]   , Heracles, Herakles  
      n  
1      (Also called)    Alcides     (Classical myth)   a hero noted for his great strength, courage, and for the performance of twelve immense labours  
2    a man of outstanding strength or size  
   Herculean, Heraclean, Heraklean             adj  


herculean  
      adj  
1    requiring tremendous effort, strength, etc.  
a herculean task     
2    sometimes cap   resembling Hercules in strength, courage, etc.  

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herculean

  
1    arduous, demanding, difficult, exhausting, formidable, gruelling, hard, heavy, laborious, onerous, prodigious, strenuous, toilsome, tough  
2    athletic, brawny, husky     (informal)   mighty, muscular, powerful, rugged, sinewy, stalwart, strapping, strong, sturdy  
3    colossal, elephantine, enormous, gigantic, great, huge, humongous or humungous     (U.S. slang)   large, mammoth, massive, titanic  

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