Definition of drudgery in English:



  • Hard, menial, or dull work.

    ‘domestic drudgery’
    • ‘At the prospect of spending the rest of her life in this cycle of inhuman drudgery, suicide became a genuine consideration.’
    • ‘We need them to safeguard us against drabness and drudgery, against a mechanistic and wearisome utilitarianism.’
    • ‘When a worker is burnt, it's a reminder that the workday drudgery, for Dad, could be fatal.’
    • ‘They both point to the physical drudgery of housework - the relentless nappy-changing, cooking and cleaning.’
    • ‘The physical drudgery involved in the Tour is the same for any cyclist, but Millar could express it in graphic terms.’
    • ‘There will be no toil, assignments, chores, no drudgery or daily efforts.’
    • ‘In as far as farm drudgery and prison could offer a good life at all, things weren't bad compared to life in British jails at the time.’
    • ‘Money and luxuries were scarce in their early days and drudgery and the hard way of doing all housework, and farmwork were the order of the day.’
    • ‘Is it a result of our liberation from the chains of domestic drudgery that so many women shun skirts these days?’
    • ‘Run as he might, he just can't escape the demons of low-wage kitchen-job drudgery.’
    • ‘In the end, the trip does not serve its purpose, and most come back haggard, with another week of drudgery awaiting them.’
    • ‘Exercise can become pure drudgery when it's never accompanied by a playful or recreational aspect.’
    • ‘Our work is not drudgery, but something we are to take pleasure in today.’
    • ‘Eddie watched the training drudgery from the shelter of the pavilion.’
    • ‘The introduction of communal laundries and restaurants was part of lifting the daily drudgery for women in the individual home.’
    • ‘But the elimination of drudgery does not end there for people dubbed ‘service junkies’.’
    • ‘Ash is a star player, one of the best in her field, escaping from the realities of life's drudgery into the confines of this hi-tech wargame.’
    • ‘As women become liberated from domestic drudgery, are they in danger of losing something fundamental?’
    • ‘My reason is that the removal of the time-consuming and tiring drudgery has produced a paradox.’
    • ‘The 6th is concerned with drudgery and labour and holds no promise of advancement.’
    hard work, menial work, donkey work, toil, toiling, labour, hard labour, sweated labour, chores, plodding
    skivvying, grind, slog
    travail, moil
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