Synonym of drudging

Alternative for drudging

drudges, drudged, drudging

Synonym: plod, work away,


Boring or severely lacking in interest
boring monotonous tedious tiresome uninteresting wearisome dreary dull humdrum pedestrian drab leaden ponderous slow tiring wearying colourless colorless flat heavy jading jejune monochromatic numbing old stale stodgy stuffy arid dry dusty weary stupid tame mind-numbing ho-hum unexciting prosaic insipid lifeless vapid banal run-of-the-mill commonplace mundane routine uneventful uninspiring bland unimaginative plodding lacklustre lackluster unvaried uninspired fatiguing trite laborious repetitious blah samey characterless spiritless enervating exhausting bromidic unremarkable ho hum tired unvarying sterile soporific common deadly dead dull as dishwater irksome as dry as dust interminable ordinary unoriginal hackneyed derivative unstimulating repetitive nothing monochrome workaday quotidian wooden stiff featureless prosy dim dullsville banausic dreich draggy lacking variety dry as dust platitudinous laboured uniform stilted turgid nowhere mediocre everyday unchanging soul-destroying weariful vanilla depressing wishy-washy unenjoyable unentertaining labored barren inane monotone stereotyped big yawn wearing arduous taxing mindless sapping draining stressful trying onerous exacting challenging gruelling burdensome tough crushing demanding vacuous conventional punishing hard crippling difficult grinding pedantic feeble limp bloodless forced enervative uphill rigorous strenuous oppressive weak unrelieved toneless mechanical lame sluggish empty desolate grueling dull as ditchwater unexceptional white-bread fuddy-duddy dismal prolix downcast innocuous yawnsome lacking variation treadmill ornery deadly dull back-breaking plain vanilla nondescript lacking excitement lacking interest nothing to write home about no great shakes common or garden not up to much miserable moth-eaten bomb zero threadbare bummer drag cloying well-worn plebeian drear undistinctive neutral indistinct unlively unpassioned unmemorable unnatural awkward artificial clumsy passionless soulless not fun serious stolid solemn depressed unspirited unanimated uninterested tepid deadening day-to-day droning heavy-going formal usual normal typical customary regular zestless non-stimulating worn-out quiet sleepy slack antiseptic staid wintery raw sorrowful dispiriting damp wintry windy cardboard overlong without variety stagnant garden variety garden-variety verbose pointless vacant bleak dowdy plain monotonic all the same reiterated recurrent sing-song samely unchanged simplistic crude meager meagre unproductive unprogressive inactive weighty unfeeling lusterless milk-and-water watery unexcited expressionless mat dulled unexpressive matte pabulum dragging mortal poky snooze uncreative middle-of-the-road a dime a dozen uninflected heavy going average one-horse dead-and-alive flat as pancake puts one to sleep endless matter-of-fact unseasoned unpalatable blind sapless muted whitebread hard to digest half-pie bog-standard OK so-so long-drawn-out hack lead balloon namby-pamby overused truistic overworked not so hot clichéd inoffensive unobjectionable harmless mainstream safe halfhearted diluted stock out of date outdated old-fashioned outmoded boiled down without punch archaic obsolete defunct extinct antiquated antediluvian superannuated hoary passé cliché-ridden timeworn corny hacky antwacky out of the ark worn out played out old hat cut and dried time-worn anaemic anemic apathetic torpid flavourless flavorless undistinguished listless deadpan tasteless unemotional no-nonsense sober emotionless pallid gray grey unimpassioned static indifferent uncomic cold unadorned subdued impassive down-to-earth passive humourless factual languid unsentimental humorless lustreless inexpressive unamusing distasteful somber unappetizing unappealing literal simple sedate sombre predictable indistinctive unsavoury inert square blank unembellished mild straightforward practical straight unresponsive phlegmatic unsavory conservative hollow unpretentious desiccated grave uninviting lethargic disagreeable unpleasant inedible unvarnished undemonstrative unattractive beige level-headed hard-headed uneatable unexceptionable unenthusiastic noncommittal numb faceless driveling drivelling realistic pragmatic insensitive businesslike anodyne soft pathetic half-hearted hardheaded pragmatical indecisive calm stern earthy flat tire gross grim unfunny severe run of the mill enervated long-winded unidealistic cold-blooded slow-moving uncomedic unwitty clean clear unsmiling terrestrial nitty-gritty off-putting earnest unadventurous disgusting serious-minded constant restrained repeated familiar ineffectual stoical nauseating glassy savourless rational sensible yucky unromantic unobtrusive loathsome revolting faithful stoic institutional ineffective peaceful frigid slothful nasty foul commonsensical backwoods iterative benumbed placid lackadaisical standard unexcitable unmoved ceaseless reiterative insistent continual languorous understated dispassionate spineless impassible wimpy savorless lacking in vitality sick-making lowly unostentatious affectless watered-down irresolute unembroidered undistorted unaffected exact lukewarm intense sullen straight-thinking repressed lazy droopy humble unflashy low-keyed languishing mournful elementary dour sour unconcerned hard-boiled cowardly down behind the times homely austere low-key with both feet on the ground toned-down folksy long steady slow but sure literal-minded unidentified unspecified prosing usual thing pompous dry-as-dust unmodulated earthbound shiftless annoying irritating menial sickening clinical uninventive unartistic wordy unfulfilling disheartening unsatisfying demoralizing vexatious boresome glassy-eyed unpoetic least Milquetoast repugnant derived over-serious frustrating workday unspecial logical lacking vitality useless duplicative backward vile poor inadequate general futile two-dimensional comatose unnoteworthy unfateful noneventful inconclusive cautious in the doldrums generic profitless vain unambitious noisome circumspect fatuous tenuous nebbish slight spent fishy standard-issue cut-and-dry cut-and-dried reserved prudent demoralising unrewarding trivial puerile chary devoid of feeling devoid of emotion waterish nerdy fruitless worthless lacking personality lacking charisma attentive thin accustomed valueless unprofitable purposeless aimless actual practicable yawn diddly prose timid unmotivated catatonic effete glazed subtle incomprehensible inarticulate incoherent run-of-the mill gingerly wary considerate careful heedful calculating unavailing bootless otiose unsuccessful inefficacious abortive neither one thing nor the other light discreet backwater wet limp-wristed weak-kneed sobersided bovine unflavoured drawly regimented dense unreadable unfruitful unfilled unprolific unenterprising matter-of- fact unsympathetic inconspicuous puritanical douce strict supine wimpish weakened nerveless frail invertebrate weakling unnoticeable unkind indolent coldhearted not amounting to much anaesthetic insensible anesthetic unflappable unpleasurable leery badly written governmental utilitarian rudimentary corporate functional ugly innocent twangy imitative twanging callous numbed stony asleep inhuman po-faced unhumorous repulsive desensitized groggy disinterested tranquil uninvolved uncompassionate lymphatic uncharismatic senseless anesthetized yucko along for the ride desensitised detached without spice big zero peaceable unoffending vacillating wavering retiring drawling brackish detestable yukky abhorrent anaesthetized paralysed paralyzed still frequentative standard issue unrefined robust unsophisticated rough natural grody unenticing stinky icky forgettable innoxious nonprovocative meek direct uninhibited slavish inelaborate pure and simple normophilic uncluttered unornamented rustic your basic modest unelaborate uncomplicated undecorated submissive melancholic dispirited despondent mopy low dejected melancholy white non-aggressive non-violent benign non-combative hurtless stark nameless blue disconsolate gutless dopey broken sad drippy inanimate downhearted withdrawn tempered pensive fogeyish out-of-date backward-looking crusty gentle friendly pleasant frank chastened creaky mouldy old-fogeyish controlled home folk basic homey funky lowbred easygoing lusty down home outdoorsy dated antique fusty moldy past it old-time inobtrusive down in the mouth down in the dumps cast down lacking originality naked accurate impersonal feasible truthful


Present participle for to apply great and continuous effort
slaving toiling working moiling plodding endeavouring endeavoring grinding grubbing humping hustling laboring labouring ploughing plowing plugging slogging straining striving struggling sweating travailing tugging banging away beavering away digging digging away grafting hammering mucking pegging away performing pounding schlepping skivvying plugging away keeping nose to grindstone keeping your nose to the grindstone exerting oneself sweating blood working like a Trojan working like a dog working hard slogging away killing oneself keeping at it driving knocking oneself out grinding away slaving away bending over backwards pushing going for it going for broke making every effort bearing down going all out bullocking working day and night trudging plodding away exerting yourself knuckling down trying hard making an effort persevering busting a gut pulling out all the stops fighting scrambling applying oneself grubbing away pushing oneself rupturing yourself knocking yourself out making an all-out effort lumbering giving it your all giving it your best shot breaking your back keeping your head down doing all one can staggering working your fingers to the bone leaning over backwards hammering away doing your best pouring it on trying battling buckling down breaking your neck doing your damnedest putting one's back into something working one's fingers to the bone falling over backwards working oneself to the bone putting oneself out sparing no effort making a great effort attempting undertaking seeking aspiring pegging persisting aiming overworking grappling soldiering on pushing yourself assaying essaying applying venturing carrying on ploughing through leaving no stone unturned doing your utmost burning the candle at both ends breaking one's neck taking on pegging along doing one's utmost giving it one's all working one's butt off plugging along sweating away doing one's best dragging yourself working like a slave having a crack at suffering banging on puttering grovelling groveling tending cultivating enduring campaigning withstanding working your guts out overworking oneself exerting working very hard standing up to working fingers to bone purposing grafting away trailing dragging hiking trampling tolling going hard going ham acquiting yourself competing contending putting up a fight against going to war sticking with it pegging away at applying yourself to jockeying going all out for going for the doctor making a supreme effort pushing oneself to the limit straining every nerve driving oneself to the limit trying very hard heading-down digging in pitching in working one's guts out plodding along grinding out working one's socks off keeping one's nose to the grindstone having a crack taking pains working hard to having a stab at jumping through hoops offering trying for having a go at doing all you can going for the jugular giving it a whirl tackling going the limit shooting for pressing on keeping going giving it one's best shot stumbling breaking one's back having a shot at trying one's hardest having a swing at keeping one's head down making a run at putting one's back into it having one's nose to grindstone bumbling blundering floundering clumping wading footslogging plugging away at battling one's way sputtering limping clambering fighting one's way dragging oneself proceeding with difficulty toiling away at working one's way working through shinnying making one's way with difficulty moving heaven and earth setting out having a go having a shot having a stab taking it on oneself giving one's all applying yourself concentrating drudging away getting down to it getting your head down having a bash showing dedication showing commitment studying hard buckling to devoting oneself committing oneself giving it a burl giving it a fly getting stuck in making effort giving best shot giving all one's got breaking sweat busting one's chops driving oneself keeping at going hammer and tongs using some elbow grease taking care taking great pains trawling rolling rattling rolling along wheeling putting yourself out devoting soldiering working away persisting with persevering with toiling away keeping on rolling up one's sleeves shaping up pulling up one's socks getting one's act together bellying up to the bar giving committing dedicating trekking going all-out for killing oneself with addressing emptying the tank giving your all going the whole nine yards going all-out sticking at chipping away soldiering on with keeping on with bending directing taking a whack at having at it embarking on taking a stab at making an attempt at putting to the test trying out traipsing tramping making an attempt chipping away at taking a crack at making a pass at lifting a finger fronting up making a bid driving for going after going for vying for having a whack studying paying attention trogging yomping trundling proceeding laboriously working at pulling out all stops giving old college try putting one's back in it hitting the ball putting one's shoulder to the wheel moving with difficulty putting effort into something putting in effort plowing away putting effort putting in work giving something a whirl diving in giving it all one has fighting your way


Present participle for to persevere or continue with a task or stance despite it being menial, difficult, or boring
ploughing on persisting continuing persevering remaining enduring maintaining grinding staying finishing laboring labouring sticking toiling insisting pressing on going on keeping going carrying on plowing on pressing ahead keeping on not giving up holding on plugging away struggling on keeping at it plodding on holding out soldiering on hammering away grinding away pegging away standing firm following something through seeing something through standing fast showing determination staying with something hanging on keeping going with keeping on at seeing through showing determination in going the distance staying the course bashing on sticking at it keeping it up hanging in there sticking it out being patient stopping at nothing leaving no stone unturned standing one's ground sticking to one's guns persisting with persevering with completing sticking at slaving continuing with lasting carrying on with sticking to keeping your nose to the grindstone bashing on with working away at slaving away at keeping at plowing through soldiering on with pegging away at ploughing through struggling on with hammering away at pressing on with plugging away at proceeding advancing progressing forging ahead moving forward pushing on making progress making headway moving onward going forward marching on going ahead going moving pushing forward pushing moving along pushing ahead moving ahead forging on gaining ground cracking on journeying marching driving speeding shooting travelling traveling pressing forward going forth covering ground getting on making inroads heading navigating crossing propelling passing moving on continuing on coming along storming dispatching making one's way edging sticking with it gutting it out coming forward holding fast sticking with hanging in seeing it through hanging tough developing staying with it carrying on doggedly transiting tracking sticking to your guns peregrinating traversing perambulating proceeding along cutting across forging following working walking flying pursuing your goal keeping your hand in going for broke keeping driving going for it remaining firm pursuing going to the mat faring cruising playing progressing towards working one's way going off pacing getting along running through going along launching moving out passing on continuing ahead working towards making inroads into gathering way trucking keeping running running along driving forward perduring repeating sticking around staying around projecting sustaining living having no end existing biding running on staying on taking abiding perpetuating being lingering living on protracting recurring dragging on holding tarrying extending coming to the fore increasing speed progressing quickly making swift progress taking the lead putting a spurt on advancing rapidly

Antonym of drudging

drudging Idiom, Proverb

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