Today’s “Word of the Day” is “sisyphean“ and it is an adjective meaning “futile, pointless, purposeless, impractical, hopeless, ineffectual, inefficacious, unproductive“.
Example Sentence: The main coping strategies available to these countries are sisyphean cycles of lockdowns and easing. These buy governments time and reduce the pressure on limited healthcare facilities, but they ravage the economy in the process. In poorer countries where state support is limited, lockdowns can be as deadly as the virus itself, because they remove people’s ability to make a living.
This word is present in The Guardian article How many more images of Covid disaster will it take to jolt rich countries into action? and click here to read it.
Courtesy: The Guardian