Definition of Plodding

1. Noun. Hard monotonous routine work.

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



2. Adjective. (of movement) slow and laborious. "Leaden steps"
Exact synonyms: Leaden
Similar to: Effortful

3. Noun. The act of walking with a slow heavy gait. "I could recognize his plod anywhere"
Exact synonyms: Plod
Generic synonyms: Walk, Walking
Derivative terms: Plod

Definition of Plodding

1. a. Progressing in a slow, toilsome manner; characterized by laborious diligence; as, a plodding peddler; a plodding student; a man of plodding habits.

Definition of Plodding

1. Verb. (present participle of plod) ¹

2. Adjective. Progressing slowly and laboriously. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Plodding

1. plod [v] - See also: plod

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Plodding

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Literary usage of Plodding

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1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1868)
"362 mere plodding, commonplace race of men that now filled " the line" he had the m*st supreme contempt ; men who had never uttered a smart thing, ..."

2. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1869)
"They are very shrewd, plodding, and frugal; but many of them are great scamps, and they are almost all repulsive in their persons and their habits. ..."

3. The Lives of the Chief Justices of England: From the Norman Conquest Till by John Campbell Campbell (1853)
"But an old gentleman may—live to see him Chief Justice of England, for to plodding and perseverance nothing is impossible." The dull and despised William ..."

4. Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern, English and Foreign by James Wood (1893)
"... By plodding on may travel far. Wither. They who contract absurd habits are such as have no fear. Johnson. They who crouch to those who are above them, ..."

5. The Ancient Lowly: A History of the Ancient Working People from the Earliest by Cyrenus Osborne Ward (1900)
"... Freedman and Freeman Equal—plodding Outcasts—How they loved such Tenets—Voting Unionism raised them above mere Tools of Labor—Sabazios, ..."

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