Synonym of grinding

Alternative for grinding

grinds, ground, grinding

Synonym: crumble, crush, drudge, edge, file, grate, mash, plod, pulverize, rub, sharpen, smooth, squash, study, whet, work,

Adjective

So difficult or taxing as to make one exhausted
punishing taxing gruelling uphill wearing arduous burdensome cruel demanding exhausting hard heavy onerous rigorous stiff strenuous stressful tiring trying debilitating difficult enervating fatiguing prostrating wearying backbreaking back-breaking crippling draining relentless sapping severe tough unsparing brutal grueling harsh inexorable killing laborious murderous punitive unremitting exacting challenging crushing toilsome wearisome formidable exigent rough testing hellish oppressive herculean tiresome effortful fierce rugged moiling knackering sweaty tedious Herculean excruciating tall killer hellacious unbearable painful harrowing torturous troublesome stringent irksome Augean enervative intolerable tortuous ponderous bruising vigorous serious operose toilful labored laboured pick-and-shovel persnickety energy-consuming daunting weighty agonizing bothersome hairy cumbersome grievous extreme agonising distressing weary painstaking strict unforgiving overwhelming grim ambitious colossal upstream intimidating intense forbidding staggering thorny unyielding galling gargantuan uncomfortable shattering depleting slavish unpleasant unendurable difficile no picnic tough going hefty austere drudging nerve-racking overpowering grave wretched bad immense mighty insufferable pressing bleak backbreaker gigantic titanic jarring really hard major very hard time-consuming merciless excessive solemn distressful bitter awful hazardous overburdening unrelenting steep inconvenient awkward despotic domineering dour monumental responsible immoderate thoroughgoing dogged murder mammoth very difficult slow boring exerting vexatious embittering overtaxing plodding headache ominous worksome problematic dicey easier said than done high-impact torturesome hard-won drudgy vicious marathon troubling unnerving impossible high-pressure prohibitive problem sticky tormenting not easy like getting blood out of a stone ferocious almighty savage scabrous uphill battle discomforting stark racking chastening inhospitable comfortless devastating inhuman disagreeable spartan critical towering Spartan bare-bones barren hostile desolate searing imperious tricky disastrous significant life-threatening acute considerable hard to bear threatening peracute menacing sobering big consequential dire worrying precarious perilous terrible intensive ugly dangerous unfriendly hardhanded disturbing upsetting vexing worrisome nasty disquieting traumatic fraught agitating annoying depressing unsettling unfavourable foreboding sinister unfavorable aggravating irritating wicked disconcerting discouraging adverse gloomy frightening hurtful nagging dark unfortunate perturbing dismaying dreadful troublous mean disruptive dismal provoking harassing alarming miserable hectic discomposing frustrating pressured disadvantageous tense exasperating violent frightful discommoding embarrassing startling harmful perplexing woeful intrusive impeding injurious aggressive sad damaging calamitous turbulent regrettable horrible unreasonable anxious tragic horrendous wild strained impressive unlucky heartbreaking rotten ghastly intractable foul vile creepy energetic hopeless rowdy heartrending detrimental inauspicious black unwelcome pessimistic ruinous prophetic uncertain unpropitious destructive Sisyphean inimical bold chaotic afflictive inopportune poor stormy grandiose knotty daring horrid straitened heart-rending industrious fractious unkind unruly extravagant lamentable lofty appalling tumultuous undisciplined disorderly tortured atrocious abominable riotous intemperate inclement busy unpromising unmanageable restless superincumbent untoward horrifying afflicting displeasing cheerless pestilent hypercritical distasteful unpalatable importunate lousy uneasy confronting cataclysmic flustering sombre large-scale deleterious disheartening catastrophic pernicious noxious bumpy joyless objectionable negative ruthless tragical chilling a stinker of a doleful nocuous somber troubled baneful unhealthy unwholesome anxiety-ridden deadly morose glum gray grey nightmarish morbid messy prejudicial malefic malignant ill-fated undesirable mournful huge physical exorbitant massive rumbustious prodigious unfair stretching withering searching powerful unrelaxing heart-pumping forceful heroic courageous drastic a nuisance protracted lengthy hardworking uncharitable an imposition unjust nail-biting nervous nerve-wracking careful thorough precise nit-picking large order heavy sledding shocking disappointing carking horrific tight no piece of cake tempestuous revolting loathsome diligent niggling maddening infuriating execrable gruesome complex complicated profound confused concentrated abstruse te recondite by the book fearsome plaguy pestiferous concerning pestilential grisly macabre clumsy contrived artificial leaden terrifying unwelcoming pesky unsettled monstrous grotty charged pitiless oppressed impoverished poverty-stricken infestive ungovernable repressive affected overdone forced studied audacious beastly tickly discomfiting heightened frantic untimely hair-raising dreary grand elaborate intrepid prickly dolorous from hell poignant active eventful frenzied frenetic lively undermining unsafe insidious lethal incendiary imperilling toxic subversive malicious imperiling unrealistic pretentious visionary itchy incommodious distressed scratchy inept overwrought unnatural maladroit unadvantageous deplorable causing discomfort ill-fitting yukky unhappy sour yucky uncongenial unlovely unpleasing unsavory magnificent cursed jinxed improbable ballsy brash idealistic unfeasible icky sore remorseless mortifying great cataclysmal fatal fanciful unreal full of problems beset by problems unsavoury offensive boisterous troublemaking hard-pressed lurid shadowy discommodious full of hardship doubtful ill-omened treacherous direful ill-boding parlous jeopardous apocalyptic rocky very bad animated madhouse tireless full furious bustling a bummer of a unlikely damning uninviting gut-wrenching full on spirited action-packed raucous belligerent contumacious lawbreaking thuggish pugnacious unrestrained ill-timed infelicitous catastrophal far-fetched chill dreich murky sunless forlorn disconsolate drab darkening plutonian portentous lugubrious sullen tenebrous godforsaken saturnine drear lonesome depressive Cimmerian tenebrific elegiac cold sepulchral funereal lonely elegiacal cloudy evil two-fisted anarchic lawless fateful hard-hearted difficult to achieve melancholy radge too bad cancerous malign maleficent poisonous mischievous baleful iniquitous cantankerous reprobate nocent ill uncompromising perfectionist clamorous judgmental obstinate disapproving fussy dictatorial overbearing inflexible overexacting unamenable unaccommodating querulous insistent cavilling unbending hardheaded quibbling disparaging obdurate needy possessive hairsplitting caviling firm sticklerish faultfinding overscrupulous censuring cavillous stubborn unflinching demeaning cynical tyrannical carping censorious high-maintenance over-rigorous hard-line over-strict hard to please over-exacting fault-finding hard to satisfy over-censorious over-particular

Adjective

Hard-working, diligent or regular (in attendance or work)
assiduous diligent industrious laborious sedulous attentive careful hard-working persevering persistent studious thorough unflagging conscientious demanding painstaking punctilious swotty ultra-careful accurate active bustling busy close constant correct elaborate employed engaged exacting hopping indefatigable meticulous minute occupied rigorous searching steady tied-up untiring unwearied working fussy particular pedantic plugging religious scrupulous strict tireless whiz zealous eager beaver determined resolute dogged tenacious pertinacious steadfast unrelenting earnest unwavering dedicated purposeful committed single-minded driven exact intent keen relentless stubborn obstinate eager insistent staunch unswerving firm obdurate heedful strenuous unyielding unshakeable unremitting energetic patient detailed vigorous nice uncompromising intense fastidious intransigent dynamic spirited enthusiastic methodical finicky thoroughgoing unfaltering intensive faithful exhaustive persnickety complete immovable hard in-depth full stiff-necked unflinching importunate unshakable tough focused devoted serious picky all-out operose on the go precise headstrong inflexible bound and determined loving on the job pernickety hardworking strong-willed persisting bullheaded comprehensive hard-nosed undeviating ardent concentrated focussed self-willed deep bound punctual resolved at work implacable unbending hard at work inexhaustible ambitious enterprising inexorable wholehearted pigheaded weariless passionate all-inclusive stalwart loyal unwearying mulish perfectionist wilful fixed adamant all-embracing involved perseverant forceful regardful sweeping finical fierce circumstantial overnice nitpicking willful motivated engrossed dutiful observant conscionable busy as a bee tied up hanging tough efficient concerted hard-pressed hard at it stop at nothing on the hop dainty at it scholarly rushed off your feet intellectual choosy indomitable difficult enduring discriminating aggressive alert watchful unfailing thoughtful perverse academic bold squeamish bookish never-tiring radical assertive erudite learned concentrating over-particular steely ferocious vehement vicious exquisite terrible furious nit-picky ruthless hardheaded adamantine inconvincible hardened pat self-opinionated ossified opinionated devout old-maidish acute listening remorseless jumping hair-splitting fussbudgety finicking choosey delicate aspiring fervent faddy strong militant hard to please fast profound high-pressure extensive rigid true solid donnish brainy preoccupied absorbed stout out-and-out pledged immersed dependable cerebral interested sworn stickling stiff set unabated lettered full of determination dead set overloaded ball of fire dead set on snowed by the numbers by the book on the move in harness wrapped up dyed-in-the-wool card-carrying hard-driving self-driven up to one's ears iron-willed goal-oriented busy as a beaver go-getting mad keen deep-dyed have one's hands full true blue self-starting undaunted soup to nuts clocklike particularized itemized all the way royal plenty blow-by-blow whole-hog full-dress absolute slam-bang from A to Z fussbudget stickler valiant restless unceasing sincere mettlesome unshaken gritty unflappable Herculean unending unretiring desperate daring strong-minded diehard game considerable merciless perky incessant unstinting grind hyper engagé attached adherent cruel sure pitiless stern unsparing cohesive slogging plodding unstoppable upright reliable red-hot coherent rock-ribbed meaningful substantial significant faddish selective with one's shoulder to the wheel with one's nose to the grindstone unforgiving unappeasable grim thoroughpaced particularised itemised possessive sturdy spunky unforgetful mathematical nit-picking harsh hanging in playing safe productive unmovable iron-fisted pounding mortal hard-headed brick-wall time-poor lively stilted decorous proper ceremonious formal starchy unavailable meaning business walking on eggs literary overparticular minding p's and q's heart and soul into slaving in demand on the run having enough on one's plate having a full plate hustling harried having fish to fry having many irons in the fire hungry taken considered far-reaching competitive overfastidious fretful picky-picky fuddy-duddy old maidish obsessive trivial old womanish prissy avid confident thirsty desirous scholastic highbrow right on civil seemly formalistic conventional good eye overconscientious overscrupulous polite courteous cutthroat decisive sustained feisty have a prior engagement on assignment have a previous engagement with a customer tied down cultured educational clever educated striving in full swing inspired progressive bloodthirsty pioneering pushy stringent assured warlike gladiatorial defiant brutal scrappy total all-absorbing all-encompassing self-asserting self-assertive overdelicate hypercritical critical unsinkable hell-bent ironclad book-learned well read hang-tough full-blooded intensely competitive go for broke in-your-face self-seeking self-assured can-do fiercely competitive power-loving gung ho get up and go high-reaching power-hungry having killer instinct self-possessed self-confident cut-throat dog-eat-dog fanatical intractable sticky through and through fervid explosive heavy-duty violent excruciating fearsome ghastly heavy widespread frightful hellacious dreadful blistering almighty fearful focused on utilised utilized good pious stanch bull-headed overcritical accelerated severe speeded-up contrary refractory true-blue down-the-line as keen as mustard single-hearted old faithful given over to true to the end deliberate pass-remarkable on the trot too much on plate head over heels clocked up nose to grindstone in for long haul bloody-minded indurate judicious orderly provident like bad penny mindful circumspect cautious vigilant aware percipient perceptive heeding noticing concerned prim captious refined difficult to please queasy impossible to please stubborn as a mule selfdisciplined discreet chary book-loving meditative reflective rapt awake tentie tenty on the ball open-eyed wide awake on your toes reckful paying attention wide-awake on the lookout not missing a trick on one's toes beady-eyed on the qui vive on guard listening carefully Argus-eyed easily disgusted very careful signed labouring selected hired operating laboring inked going to great lengths contemplative well-read well-informed bookworm grubbing on board in place on duty in use in collar plugging away on the payroll in a job unerring systematic regular faultless perfect spot-on flawless scientific error-free prudent literal explicit on the button right pinpoint infallible veracious factual veridical impeccable errorless spot on fine ordered truthful just discerning logical measured unmistakable on the nose defined certain wary guarded authentic structured genuine puritanical hairline definite sharp matter-of-fact considerate unimpeachable methodic cagey precisionist methodized planned conservative on the money leery calculating gingerly safe tidy literalist dogmatic literalistic neat businesslike disciplined formalist systematical specific actual bang on purist over-exacting well organized quibbling casuistical fault-finding pettifogging on the nail on the mark casuistic sophistical sophistic carping well-regulated unambiguous definitive cavilling sagacious organized deft discriminative skilful skillful concrete distinct caviling calculated priggish Victorian ultraprecise stuffy canny clear-cut uncanny politic reasoned whole suspicious clean mincing strait-laced schoolmarmish systematized hesitant affected apprehensive unmistaken appropriate unadulterated narrow prudish undistorted on the beam word-perfect together organised systematised restrained just so well planned on target well ordered well regulated well thought out disapproving faultfinding unfavorable unfavourable full-scale inch-perfect awkward topical intrinsic controlled omniscient sensitive discriminatory nonrandom astute pure microscopic tasteful duteous select eclectic choicy stately dignified solemn courtly sticklerish balanced rational pragmatic levelheaded reasonable specialized specialised entire white-glove imperial imposing deferential tight mature crossing the t's dotting the i's deadly inevitable ritual regal reserved reticent weighed advised knowing prompt timely tentative well thought-out well-grounded exclusive dead positive trustworthy inerrable inerrant sure-fire invariable suspecting forethoughtful shrewd precautious studied majestic keeping a weather eye on all ears walking on egg shells with eyes peeled thinking twice hedging your bets keeping on one's toes handling with kid gloves taking it slow belt-and-braces with reservations watching one's step watching out on the watch hairsplitting unblemished niminy-piminy unbroken undistracted collective irrefutable valid undeniable conclusive undisputed unquestionable unrefuted pompous imperious grandiose unmitigated unshared unreserved consistent unqualified unalloyed lifelike fair convincing realistic pondered united consummate moralistic puritan simple plain model ideal slow-moving dead-on standard on-target OK so unanimous continued veristic verisimilar exemplary acceptable O.K. thought-out immediate seasonable on time early speedy all undivided reluctant uneasy old-maid governessy goody-goody demure mimsy narrow-minded nice-nelly overmodest schoolmistressy straitlaced straightlaced bluenosed true to life unvarnished objective unexaggerated legitimate amen righteous stone okay equitable lock stock and barrel telling it like it is fact-based expeditious recurrent in good time on the dot periodic cyclic quick ready unembellished bare seamless picture-book immaculate picture-perfect irreproachable letter-perfect copybook classic indefectible overexact simpering pretentious genteel uptight Grundyish austere artificial bigoted offish square illiberal loath sceptical dubious shy doubtful distrustful mistrustful right as rain on the right track dead on for sure on track on the right lines free of error right stuff along the right lines cooking with gas according to Hoyle straightforward veritable gospel stark sage without fault foolproof without blemish to schedule in time on schedule when expected well timed encyclopedic compendious averse frugal afraid nervous disinclined mean as it really happened historical documentary real nonfictional textbook unspotted supreme stainless intact crimeless spotless unguilty prim and proper spot on time under the wire bang on time parsimonious stingy thrifty iffy cyclopedic embracive panoramic encyclopaedic universal inclusive omnibus inhibited constrained skeptical sparing miserly economical softly-softly honest apparent word for word ordinary not figurative unembroidered written usual verbal bona fide natural protective shielding mollycoddling protecting patronizing overprotective patronising restrictive playing your cards close to your chest leaving no stone unturned cover-all all-in broad-gauge broad-gauged

Noun

Pulverisation or pulverization

Verb

Present participle for to rub or scrape through the application of friction

Verb

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

Verb

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 staying drudging 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 your ground sticking to your guns sticking at keeping at lasting abiding holding biding lingering holding up perduring striving perseverating keeping up prevailing following up going the limit carrying through toughing it out following through pushing on going all the way sticking with it seeing it through hanging tough staying with it surviving living on pursuing repeating sticking around recurring obtaining refusing to go away running on persisting with persevering with completing slaving continuing with carrying on with keeping your nose to the grindstone working away at pegging away at hammering away at pressing on with bashing on with plowing through soldiering on with struggling on with sticking to slaving away at ploughing through plugging away at

Verb

Present participle for to simulate sexual intercourse without the genitalia directly touching, i

Verb

Present participle for to strike or collide with a loud noise

Antonym of grinding

grinding Idiom, Proverb

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