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Related to ploddingly: closed in, so far, undeterred, bumped up, scrutinised


v. plod·ded, plod·ding, plods
1. To move or walk heavily or laboriously; trudge: "donkeys that plodded wearily in a circle round a gin" (D.H. Lawrence).
2. To work or act perseveringly or monotonously; drudge: plodding through a mountain of paperwork.
To trudge along or over.
1. The act of moving or walking heavily and slowly.
2. The sound made by a heavy step.

[Perhaps imitative.]

plod′der n.
plod′ding·ly adv.
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Adv.1.ploddingly - in a plodding manner; "this writer ploddingly accumulates detail after detail"
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Daniel Doyce, still wiping his forehead, ploddingly repeated.
The musicians had spent all their fine frenzy by now, and played only one tune, wearily, ploddingly.
In a faintly preposterous manner, they are ploddingly pursued around a cavernous warehouse by his angry boss.
Iceman goes ploddingly, planning and executing each step.
It ploddingly remixes concepts about artificial intelligence from an array of sources like "The Matrix," "Blade Runner," and "Battlestar Galactica," all of which boasted more clarity and drive than this project.
To avoid a ploddingly slow tempo, the singer and pianist should choose places where the text justifies speeding up and building the song's energy.
But this sex and drugs and rock roll parade is criminally ploddingly paced.
It is difficult to see, however, that all of these exempla make the same point, and, indeed, the poet-speaker acknowledges the anomaly as he ploddingly explains that Cassandra's hair is not like the disarranged hair of his mistress.
In contrast, Portugal's ploddingly slow growth is much more akin to what other eurozone economies have experienced, albeit without falling into bailout programs.
True, the book's ploddingly methodical chronology covers well-trod material from previous biographies, and the detailed descriptions of works that may be less than familiar cry out for companion recordings (these passages are best digested, truth be told, with YouTube or iTunes close at hand).
The Jarvis note shows that sometimes student work--which is thought to stick ploddingly to doctrine--can be an effective incubator for novel ideas ignored by a hollow academic consensus.