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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. There were twenty bars or so of it, and when they came to the end they began again.
While she successfully fought for billions in federal aid, the recovery she guided moved ploddingly. Blanco said Louisiana's miseries were worsened by a Republican-led White House desperate to blame someone else for its disaster response failures.
"People who, at the beginning of the nineteenth century, moved along ploddingly in a customary araba, a single-axle cart drawn by oxen or horses, were, by the end of the century, already driving cars and trains [and] possessed a telegraph network.
libraries' reading rooms and in proper scholarly fashion ploddingly
Rather than providing what the blurb describes as a "compelling narrative," the writing vacillates between folksy and ploddingly opaque, with occasional awkward constructions and lots of repetition of basic facts thrown in for good measure.
In a faintly preposterous manner, they are ploddingly pursued around a cavernous warehouse by his angry boss.
Variety calls the film "ploddingly didactic," while The Film Stage says "it all but sucks away the drama in favor of scenes of the artist creating his work." Too bad.
It's more like a lecture given by two dozen speakers" (Levy), while The Guardian called it "ploddingly unimaginative" (Flatt) and The Sunday Telegraph suggested that it was a "tutorial for slow learners" (Walker).
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.