Definition of Promethean adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//prəˈmiːθiən//
; NAmE NAmE//prəˈmiːθiən//
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doing things in an individual and original way and showing no respect for authority and rules More Like This Expressions from history and legend Achilles heel, Cinderella, Herculean, Mephistophelian, Midas touch, narcissism, odyssey, Prince Charming, Procrustean, Promethean, Pyrrhic, Robin Hood, Scylla and Charybdis, Sleeping Beauty, Stygian, TitanSee worksheet. From the Greek myth in which Prometheus, a Titan, stole fire from the gods and gave it to humans.
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