Definition of Drudgery

1. Noun. Hard monotonous routine work.

Exact synonyms: Donkeywork, Grind, Plodding
Generic synonyms: Labor, Labour, Toil
Derivative terms: Drudge, Grind



Definition of Drudgery

1. n. The act of drudging; disagreeable and wearisome labor; ignoble or slavish toil.

Definition of Drudgery

1. Noun. tedious, menial and exhausting work ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Drudgery

1. hard, menial, or tedious work [n -ERIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drudgery

droyle
droyled
drub
drubbed
drubber
drubbers
drubbing
drubbings
drubs
drucken
drudge
drudged
drudger
drudgeries
drudgers
drudgery (current term)
drudges
drudgework
drudgey
drudging
drudgingly
drudgism
drudgisms
drudgy
drueries
druery
drug
drug-addicted
drug-drug interaction
drug-fast

Literary usage of Drudgery

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1. Play in Education by Joseph Lee (1915)
"CHAPTER XXXII PLAY AND drudgery A REASON often given for assigning to play a very subordinate place in moral training is that it excludes drudgery, ..."

2. Think and Act: A Series of Articles Pertaining to Men and Women, Work and Wages by Virginia Penny (1869)
"The labors of the field, and the drudgery of housework, as preparing fuel, ... While we condemn one extreme for women, in-door or out-door drudgery, ..."

3. Principles of Secondary Education: A Text-book by Charles De Garmo (1910)
"drudgery 53. When the interest in the end is felt also in the means for reaching the end (in school, the studies), we have the joy of work; but when it is ..."

4. The Faith that Makes Faithful by William Channing Gannett, Jenkin Lloyd Jones (1886)
"BLESSED BE drudgery. Of every two men probably one man thinks he is a drudge, ... I am going to speak of the Culture that conies through this very drudgery. ..."

5. Everyday Ethics by Ella Lyman Cabot (1906)
"SUBJECT XI SACRIFICE AND drudgery Read " Blessed be drudgery," by Wm. Gannett, pp. ... Was this drudgery likely to be good or bad for Scott's character, ..."

6. The Works of William E. Channing, D.D. by William Ellery Channing (1894)
"But it is said, that any considerable education lifts men above their work, makes them look with disgust on their trades as mean and low. makes drudgery ..."

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