soul-destroying


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soul-destroying

adj
(of an occupation, situation, etc) unremittingly monotonous
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.soul-destroying - destructive to the spirit or soul; "soul-destroying labor"
destructive - causing destruction or much damage; "a policy that is destructive to the economy"; "destructive criticism"

soul-destroying

adjective mind-numbing, dull, tedious, dreary, tiresome, treadmill, monotonous, humdrum, wearisome, unvarying an utterly soul-destroying job
Translations

soul-destroying

[ˈsəʊldɪsˈtrɔɪɪŋ] ADJ (fig) → de lo más aburrido

soul-destroying

adjgeisttötend; factory work etcnervtötend

soul-destroying

[ˈsəʊldɪˈstrɔɪɪŋ] adj (fig) (boring) → alienante; (depressing) → demoralizzante

soul

(səul) noun
1. the spirit; the non-physical part of a person, which is often thought to continue in existence after he or she dies. People often discuss whether animals and plants have souls.
2. a person. She's a wonderful old soul.
3. (of an enterprise etc) the organizer or leader. He is the soul of the whole movement.
4. soul music.
ˈsoulful adjective
full of (usually sad, wistful etc) feeling. a soulful expression.
ˈsoulfully adverb
ˈsoulless adjective
1. (of a person) without fine feeling or nobleness.
2. (of life, a task etc) dull or very unimportant.
ˈsoul-destroying adjective
(of a task etc) very dull, boring, repetitive etc.
soul music (also soul)
a type of music, descended from American Negro gospel songs, which has great emotion.
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When you're there for some time it can be soul-destroying.
But to have my mother's ashes taken is soul-destroying.
Losing a game when you know they're not good enough to beat you is embarrassing and soul-destroying.
That must be soul-destroying for MPs now, the constant barrage of abuse" Former Labour MP Dame Anne Begg when asked what she missed about not being in Parliament.
Speaking on a podcast with TV presenter Emma Forbes, the Duchess said: "Now I'm used to it, but it's very soul-destroying when you walk into a room and know most people will walk out and say, 'Oh, we never realised you're actually really interesting or you're passionate about charity work'.
He told The ECHO: "When I realised Darcy wasn't mine, it was soul-destroying.
It must be soul-destroying for them to see that, in the long run, their good work has been unrewarded.
Having covered but a handful of royal visits, I cannot imagine anything more soul-destroying.
My husband spends his day searching for jobs online, all of which is soul-destroying enough, especially when most companies or agencies do not even bother to reply.
CROATIA-born Kiwi tennis star Marina Erakovic has suffered a couple of soul-destroying firstround exits following her breakthrough win in Memphis, but she can return to winning ways against Dani Hantuchova today, writes Steve Davies.
There is nothing more soul-destroying than being offered a big juicy role and having to say no because you are doing something rubbish to pay bills" - Actor Rufus Sewell.