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Synonyms for drudgery
ˈdrʌdʒ ə ri

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. drudgery, plodding, grind, donkeywork(noun)

    hard monotonous routine work

    Synonyms:
    pulverization, donkeywork, pulverisation, wonk, plod, nerd, plodding, grind, mill, dweeb, swot

Wiktionary

  1. drudgery(noun)

    Synonyms:
    moil, tedium

  2. drudgery(noun)

    tedious, menial and exhausting work

    Synonyms:
    moil, tedium

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. drudgery

    Work is the generic term for any continuous application of energy toward an end; work may be hard or easy. Labor is hard and wearying work; toil is straining and exhausting work. Work is also used for any result of working, physical or mental, and has special senses, as in mechanics, which labor and toil do not share. Drudgery is plodding, irksome, and often menial work. Compare ACT; BUSINESS.

    Synonyms:
    achievement, action, business, deed, doing, employment, exertion, labor, occupation, performance, product, production, toil, work

    Antonyms:
    ease, idleness, leisure, recreation, relaxation, repose, rest, vacation

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. drudgery(n.)

    Synonyms:
    hard or toilsome work, ignoble toil, mean labor

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "drudgery":

    chore

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How to use drudgery in a sentence?

  1. Willie Stone:

    Vision without a task is only a dream. A task without a vision is but drudgery. But vision with a task is a dream fulfilled.

  2. Thomas Jefferson:

    No man will ever bring out of the Presidency the reputation which carries him into it...To myself, personally, it brings nothing but increasing drudgery and daily loss of friends.

  3. Buckminster Fuller:

    We must do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living. We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because, according to Malthusian-Darwinian theory, he must  justify his right to exist. So we have inspectors of inspectors & people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors. The true business of people should be to go back to school & think about whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along & told them they had to earn a living.”

  4. Butler:

    A man of quick and active wit For drudgery is more unfit, Compared to those of duller parts, Than running nags are to draw carts.

  5. Vishal Sikka:

    The acquisition of Panaya is a key step in renewing and differentiating our service lines, this will help amplify the potential of our people, freeing us from the drudgery of many repetitive tasks, so we may focus more on the important, strategic challenges faced by our clients.


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