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drudg·er·y

 (drŭj′ə-rē)
n. pl. drudg·er·ies
Tedious, menial, or unpleasant work. See Synonyms at work.

drudgery

(ˈdrʌdʒərɪ)
n, pl -eries
hard, menial, and monotonous work

drudg•er•y

(ˈdrʌdʒ ə ri)

n., pl. -er•ies.
menial, distasteful, dull, or hard work.
[1540–50]
syn: See work.

drudgery

dull, laborious, or menial work. — drudge, n.
See also: Work
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drudgery - hard monotonous routine workdrudgery - hard monotonous routine work  
toil, labor, labour - productive work (especially physical work done for wages); "his labor did not require a great deal of skill"

drudgery

noun labour, grind (informal), sweat (informal), hard work, slavery, chore, fag (informal), toil, slog, donkey-work, sweated labour, menial labour, skivvying (Brit.) the drudgery of everyday life

drudgery

noun
Physical exertion that is usually difficult and exhausting:
Informal: sweat.
Chiefly British: fag.
Idiom: sweat of one's brow.
Translations
كَدْح، عَمَل شاق
dřina
slavearbejdeslid og slæb
púl, òrældómur
angaryasıkıcı iş

drudgery

[ˈdrʌdʒərɪ] Ntrabajo m pesado
to take the drudgery out of workhacer el trabajo menos pesado

drudgery

[ˈdrʌdʒəri] ncorvée f

drudgery

nstumpfsinnige Plackerei or Schufterei (inf); it’s sheer drudgeryes ist eine einzige Plackerei

drudgery

[ˈdrʌdʒrɪ] nfatica
housework is sheer drudgery → sbrigare le faccende domestiche è un lavoro pesante e ingrato

drudge

(dradʒ) verb
to do dull, very hard or humble work.
noun
a person who does such work.
ˈdrudgery noun
hard or humble work.
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That way, they never have to settle down and deal with life's little day-to-day drudgeries like washing the dishes, taking out the garbage and cleaning the toilet bowl.