1. [syn: drudgery, plodding, grind, donkeywork]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Drudgery \Drudg"er*y\ (dr[u^]j"[~e]r*[y^]), n.
The act of drudging; disagreeable and wearisome labor;
ignoble or slavish toil.
The drudgery of penning definitions. --Macaulay.
Paradise was a place of bliss . . . without drudgery
and with out sorrow. --Locke.
Syn: See Toll.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: hard monotonous routine work [syn: drudgery, plodding,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
31 Moby Thesaurus words for "drudgery":
chore, dirty work, donkeywork, employment, fag, fatigue, grind,
handiwork, handwork, industry, labor, lick, lick of work,
manual labor, moil, plugging, rat race, scut work, slavery, slog,
slogging, spadework, stroke, stroke of work, sweat, task,
tiresome work, toil, travail, treadmill, work