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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. hard monotonous routine work;
[syn: drudgery, plodding, grind, donkeywork]

2. the act of walking with a slow heavy gait;
- Example: "I could recognize his plod anywhere"
[syn: plodding, plod]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. (of movement) slow and laborious;
- Example: "leaden steps"
[syn: leaden, plodding]

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4 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Plodding \Plod"ding\, a. Progressing in a slow, toilsome manner; characterized by laborious diligence; as, a plodding peddler; a plodding student; a man of plodding habits. --Plod"ding*ly, adv. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Plod \Plod\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Plodded; p. pr. & vb. n. Plodding.] [Gf. Gael. plod a clod, a pool; also, to strike or pelt with a clod or clods.] 1. To travel slowly but steadily; to trudge. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To toil; to drudge; especially, to study laboriously and patiently. "Plodding schoolmen." --Drayton. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

plodding adj 1: (of movement) slow and laborious; "leaden steps" [syn: leaden, plodding] n 1: hard monotonous routine work [syn: drudgery, plodding, grind, donkeywork] 2: the act of walking with a slow heavy gait; "I could recognize his plod anywhere" [syn: plodding, plod]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

181 Moby Thesaurus words for "plodding": application, arid, assiduity, assiduous, assiduousness, banausic, barren, blah, blank, bloodless, bulldog tenacity, characterless, cold, colorless, concentration, constancy, constant, continuing, dead, diligence, diligent, dim, dismal, dogged, dogged perseverance, doggedness, draggy, drearisome, dreary, drudging, dry, dryasdust, dull, dusty, effete, elephantine, empty, endurance, enduring, engrossment, etiolated, fade, faithful, fidelity, flat, grinding, grubbing, hardworking, heavy, ho-hum, hollow, humdrum, immutable, inalterable, inane, indefatigability, indefatigable, indomitable, industrious, industriousness, industry, inexcitable, insipid, insistence, insistency, insistent, invincible, jejune, laboring, lasting, leaden, lifeless, low-spirited, loyal, loyalty, monotone, monotonous, never-tiring, obstinacy, obstinate, pale, pallid, patience, patience of Job, patient, patient as Job, pedestrian, pegging, permanence, permanent, perseverance, perseverant, persevering, persistence, persistency, persistent, persisting, pertinacious, pertinaciousness, pertinacity, plugging, pointless, poky, ponderous, preoccupation, preoccupied, rapt, relentless, relentlessness, resolute, resolution, sedulity, sedulous, sedulousness, single-minded, single-mindedness, singleness of purpose, slaving, sleepless, slogging, slow, solemn, spiritless, stability, stable, stamina, staying power, steadfast, steadfastness, steadiness, steady, sterile, stick-to-itiveness, stiff, stodgy, straining, striving, struggling, stubborn, stubbornness, stuffy, superficial, sweating, tasteless, tedious, tenacious, tenaciousness, tenacity, tireless, tirelessness, toiling, unabating, unconquerable, undaunted, undiscouraged, undrooping, unfailing, unfaltering, unflagging, unflinching, unintermitting, uninterrupted, unlively, unnodding, unrelaxing, unrelenting, unremitting, unremittingness, unsleeping, unswerving, unswerving attention, untiring, unwavering, unwearied, unwearying, unwinking, utterly attentive, vapid, weariless, wooden, working