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Related to Augean: Augean stables
1. Exceedingly filthy from long neglect.
2. Requiring heroic efforts of cleaning or correction: the Augean task of reforming the bureaucracy.
[After Augeas, , legendary Greek king who did not clean his stable for thirty years.]
extremely dirty or corrupt
[C16: after Augeas; see Augean stables]
1. resembling the Augean stables; filthy; rotten.
2. difficult and unpleasant: an Augean chore.
[1590–1600; < Latin Augē(us) of Augeas (< Greek Augeíās) + -an1]
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|Adj.||1.||Augean - extremely filthy from long neglect|
dirty, soiled, unclean - soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime; "dirty unswept sidewalks"; "a child in dirty overalls"; "dirty slums"; "piles of dirty dishes"; "put his dirty feet on the clean sheet"; "wore an unclean shirt"; "mining is a dirty job"; "Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves"