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noun as in hard, tedious work

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We coo over how cute our cat is and minimize the drudgery of cleaning the litter box.

Is it right to speak of “finding meaningful work” when available work might necessarily involve drudgery and worse?

This single invention liberated countless millions from needless drudgery.

That is said with zero disrespect for the hard work, and often drudgery, that those jobs entail.

For many Afghan women, a life of violence, drudgery and ill health is the best they can expect.

A world that has known five years of fighting has lost its taste for the honest drudgery of work.

Practice lends me great dexterity in the work, but the hours of drudgery drag with heavy heel.

He was of a white color, that seemed to fit him rather for rare festal occasions than for constant drudgery.

And with every day of such drudgery the heights of music and literature seemed further away and more unattainable.

All drudgery disappears in a rosy glow of unexpected, unique, and stimulating conditions.


On this page you'll find 34 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to drudgery, such as: chore, grind, labor, struggle, sweat, and toil.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.