Synonyms and Antonyms of plod
1 to devote serious and sustained effort <plodded night and day to get the assignment done> Synonyms bang away, beaver (away), dig (away), drudge, endeavor, fag, grub, hump, hustle, moil, peg (away), labor, plow, plug, slave, slog, strain, strive, struggle, sweat, toil, travail, tug, workRelated Words apply (oneself), buckle (down), dig in, hammer (away), knuckle down, pitch in; attack, drive; essay, try; exercise, exert, overexert, overwork; eke out, grind (out), put out, scrabble, scratch; trudge, wadeNear Antonyms break, ease (up), let up, slacken; bum, chill, dally, dillydally, footle, goldbrick, goof (off), hack (around), hang (around or out), idle, laze, loaf, lounge, shirk, slack (off), veg out; bask, loll, relax, repose, rest, unwind; dabble, doodle, fool around, fribble, goof (around), hang, hang about [British], mess around, monkey (around), play, potter (around), putter (around), trifle
2 to proceed or act clumsily or ineffectually <oxen plodding through deep mud> Synonyms blunder, bumble, flog [British], limp, lumber, flounder, struggle, stumble, trudgeRelated Words jog, shamble, shuffle; wallow, welter; falter, lurch, reel, stagger, sway, teeter, totter; fumble, muddleNear Antonyms coast, fly, glide, kilt, sail, zip, zoom
3 to move slowly <plodded reluctantly off to work> Synonyms creak (along), creep, drag, inch, limp, nose, ooze, crawl, poke, slouch, snailRelated Words lumber, shamble, shuffle, tramp, trudgeNear Antonyms float, glide, sail; hurry, tearAntonyms fly, race, speed, whiz (or whizz), zip
4 to move heavily or clumsily <wayfarers plodding across the sandy wastes> Synonyms barge, clomp, clump, flog [British], flounder, galumph, lump, lumber, pound, scuff, scuffle, shamble, shuffle, slog, slough, stamp, stomp, stumble, stump, tramp, tromp, trudgeRelated Words drag, flop, haul; blunder, careen, dodder, lurch, reel, stagger, sway, teeter, totter, waddle, weave, wobble (also wabble)Near Antonyms drift, float, hang, hover, poise, waftAntonyms breeze, coast, glide, slide, waltz, whisk
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