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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