drudgery


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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.
References in classic literature ?
But when the war was over, he only allowed him chaff to eat and made him carry heavy loads of wood, subjecting him to much slavish drudgery and ill-treatment.
George was taken home, and put to the meanest drudgery of the farm.
For a while she had kept both herself and the child on the twelve shillings a week that twelve hours' drudgery a day procured her, paying six shillings out of it for the child, and keeping her own body and soul together on the remainder.
Denisov then relieved him from drudgery and began taking him with him when he went out on expeditions and had him enrolled among the Cossacks.
Again I claim exemption in this wandering history from all such descriptive drudgery upon second, third, and fourth dramatis personsonae as your thorough-going novelist must undertake with a good grace.
These are under command, and bound to do every duty required of them connected with the service; such as hunting, trapping, loading and unloading the horses, mounting guard; and, in short, all the drudgery of the camp.
The slaves are well treated while in good health, but occupied in all kinds of drudgery.
He awoke in the morning with a sinking heart because he must go through another day of drudgery.
It will, indeed, relieve you of much drudgery," said the Magician.
Official work here was not the stiff, hopeless drudgery that it was in Moscow.
As a relief to the drudgery of teaching the young ladies, he had been using his pencil, when the day's lessons were over, for his own amusement.
What a starved, unloved life she had had--a life of drudgery and poverty and neglect; for Marilla was shrewd enough to read between the lines of Anne's history and divine the truth.