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HERCULEAN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does herculean mean? 

HERCULEAN (adjective)
  The adjective HERCULEAN has 2 senses:

1. displaying superhuman strength or power
2. extremely difficult; requiring the strength of a Hercules

  Familiarity information: HERCULEAN used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HERCULEAN (adjective)


Sense 1herculean [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Displaying superhuman strength or power

Synonyms:

herculean; powerful

Context example:

herculean exertions

Similar:

superhuman (above or beyond the human or demanding more than human power or endurance)


Sense 2herculean [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Extremely difficult; requiring the strength of a Hercules

Context example:

a herculean task

Similar:

difficult; hard (not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure)


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