Definition of drudgery
: dull, irksome, and fatiguing work : uninspiring or menial labor
Examples of drudgery in a sentence
He hated the drudgery of his job.
<in the “good old days” household servants led lives filled with much drudgery and little pleasure>
First Known Use of drudgery
Synonym Discussion of drudgery
work, employment, occupation, calling, pursuit, métier, business mean a specific sustained activity engaged in especially in earning one's living. work may apply to any purposeful activity whether remunerative or not <her work as a hospital volunteer>. employment implies work for which one has been engaged and is being paid by an employer <your employment with this firm is hereby terminated>. occupation implies work in which one engages regularly especially as a result of training <his occupation as a trained auto mechanic>. calling applies to an occupation viewed as a vocation or profession <the ministry seemed my true calling>. pursuit suggests a trade, profession, or avocation followed with zeal or steady interest <her family considered medicine the only proper pursuit>. métier implies a calling or pursuit for which one believes oneself to be especially fitted <acting was my one and only métier>. business suggests activity in commerce or the management of money and affairs <the business of managing a hotel>.
DRUDGERY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of drudgery for English Language Learners
: boring, difficult, or unpleasant work
DRUDGERY Defined for Kids
Definition of drudgery for Students
: hard or dull work
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