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Webster 1913 Edition


Drudgery

Drudg′er-y

(drŭj′ẽr-y̆)
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Noun.
The act of drudging; disagreeable and wearisome labor; ignoble or slavish toil.
The
drudgery
of penning definitions.
Macaulay.
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Webster 1828 Edition


Drudgery

DRUDGERY

,
Noun.
Hard labor; toilsome work; ignoble toil; hard work in servile occupations.
Paradise was a place of bliss-without drudgery or sorrow.

Definition 2022


drudgery

drudgery

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drudgery (countable and uncountable, plural drudgeries)

  1. Tedious, menial and exhausting work.
    • 1748. David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 34.
      we are, perhaps, all the while flattering our natural indolence, which, hating the bustle of the world, and drudgery of business seeks a pretence of reason to give itself a full and uncontrolled indulgence.

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