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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]


Displaying superhuman strength or power


herculean; powerful

Context example:

herculean exertions


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

Sense 2herculean [BACK TO TOP]


Extremely difficult; requiring the strength of a Hercules

Context example:

a herculean task


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

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