Synonym of plodding

Alternative for plodding

plods, plodded, plodding

Synonym: lumber, trudge,

Adjective

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

Adjective

Lacking in speed
slow unhurried leisurely sluggish creeping dawdling deliberate lagging measured easy slow-moving laggard ponderous leaden loitering moderate gentle relaxed sedate slow-going steady comfortable dilatory labored laboured lazy sluggardly tardy tortoise-like undemanding unrushed crawling dallying dillydallying dragging languid leaden-footed lethargic listless pokey poking poky snaillike snail-like snail-paced behindhand idle lackadaisical laggy late lollygagging slothful torpid apathetic delaying dreamy drowsy imperceptible indolent inert passive phlegmatic postponing procrastinating tortoiselike remiss supine heavy slack inactive laid-back stagnant sleepy cumbersome slow-paced gradual lumbering easy-going slow-footed leisured restful easygoing lax dull slow and steady lumpish casual relaxing nonchalant calm unhasty patient effortless lingering languorous chilled good-for-nothing shiftless loafing unexciting lifeless workshy work-shy negligent drony otiose fainéant resting bone idle hulking lubberly overgrown elephantine bovine lead-footed heavy-footed shambling spiritless unenergetic enervated indifferent somnolent tired impassive limp careless inattentive dormant uninterested comatose lymphatic fatigued quiescent dopey slumberous aimless incompetent weary do-nothing unenthusiastic inefficient irresponsible blah unambitious faineant languishing worthless weak inept unconcerned dozy pococurante lacking in energy unenterprising useless feckless feeble lukewarm snoozy insouciant half-hearted heedless neglectful effete energyless unresponsive quiet slapdash moony offhand draggy yawny hebetudinous laid back asthenic logy neurasthenic regardless insensible sluggard abstracted passionless unindustrious unmotivated vigourless no-good no-account sedentary derelict uncaring spineless daydreaming Laodicean disregardful static motionless lousy heavy-eyed bloodless sleeping slap-happy slipshod half asleep narcotic stupefied down disinterested delinquent neglecting sloppy exhausted stupid stuporous nebbish sleepyhead stolid carefree cold procrastinative unoccupied out of it insensitive lacking energy without energy shirking ne'er-do-well flat depressed vigorless yielding pointless surplus irrelevant hollow sterile superfluous nodding dozing slumbrous debilitated acquiescent submissive docile servile pliant droopy blahs pining dead vacant soporous soporose vegetating mopish peaceful bone-idle lacklustre lackluster stretchy unmoving wimpy absent neutral bored disorganized disorderly unworksome unaspiring hibernating drugged asleep at the wheel disorganised slovenly asleep on the job unprofessional permissive having spring fever sleepyheaded stiff mooney sullen off drippy inconscious out unfeeling unanimated parasitic vegged out dead to the world out to lunch out cold wishy-washy bland unemotional vapid ineffectual improvident unkind coldhearted anaesthetic anesthetic numb deceitful untrustworthy dubious dishonest suspicious devious directionless hopeless futile benumbed hamstrung inexpedient inefficacious counterproductive ineffective drained paralyzed sodden latent paralysed unthinking shot spent cavalier meaningless incautious unpurposed fustian uncareful unreliable reckless wild artless detached unstudied blasé backward unmindful thoughtless unheeding barratrous forgetful wearied sapped dead tired worn out weakened wooden beat shattered pooped tired out kaput loose cursory flippant superficial complacent light cool disimpassioned breezy time-wasting unpunctual happy-go-lucky devil-may-care free and easy simple informal blameworthy culpable defaultant woolgathering inconsistent oscitant reprehensible putting off tarrying moratory problem flagging incurious sentimental romantic laissez-faire halfhearted easy going at fault spring fever asleep at switch any which way any old way asleep on job

Adjective

Not able to be tired
untiring indefatigable tireless unflagging energetic industrious vigorous constant determined dogged dynamic enthusiastic forceful Herculean incessant keen persevering persistent spirited staunch steady unfaltering unremitting unwearied zealous intense stout dedicated devoted inexhaustible patient pertinacious resolute strong tenacious unceasing unfailing unshakeable unswerving unwavering weariless continued continuing fireball firm go-go grind hyper indomitable jumping perky plugging undeterred unflinching unrelenting unstinted eager beaver steadfast relentless assiduous diligent unwearying undeviating single-minded active sedulous unyielding enduring sustained hard-working stubborn eager purposeful resolved driven unending fixed insistent obstinate continuous unshakable continual perpetual conscientious endless strenuous laborious committed ceaseless eternal never-ending nonstop interminable studious inexorable uninterrupted immovable unbroken unflappable everlasting unabating non-stop intent abiding running unrelieved ball of fire obdurate persisting dead set on decided unfluctuating unhesitating bound and determined painstaking unvacillating busy unabated unshaken sure set unqualified lasting perseverant unvarying rigorous regular on the go unchanging bustling never-tiring never-failing operose importunate round-the-clock intransigent dead set undaunted careful attentive focused earnest thorough pigheaded punctilious even uniform consistent uncompromising meticulous hardworking exacting invariant headstrong solid pat particular perennial engaged swotty permanent bound employed working ongoing brick-wall stiff-necked day-and-night focussed hard-nosed hanging tough recurrent timeless monotonous stop at nothing interminate set in stone round the clock uncomplaining long-suffering unstinting loyal unretiring stalwart involved mulish unquestioning wholehearted valiant steely bullheaded gritty mettlesome unbending bent on meaning business willful wilful diehard game heedful remorseless hell-bent ironclad unsinkable ultra-careful demanding unwaning frequent strong-minded self-willed strong-willed full of determination with one's shoulder to the wheel with one's nose to the grindstone habitual repeated undying recurring prolonged ageless faithful accurate tied-up close hopping correct searching elaborate occupied minute iron-willed grim chronic slogging sticky unstoppable perseverative pedantic strict religious fussy scrupulous grinding whiz going all the way staying repetitive nose to grindstone implacable imperishable unappeasable never-ceasing long-lasting in for long haul like bad penny around-the-clock oft-repeated stout-hearted tough nut never give up world-without-end amaranthine day and night on a treadmill immortal infinite dateless boundless without end deathless limitless unfading unlimited consecutive unbounded indestructible immeasurable perdurable illimitable sempiternal indefinite measureless incalculable great untold immutable vast immense no end to no end of stable bottomless undivided inestimable without limit fathomless immensurable unfathomable horizonless without respite always-on forever connected aeonian changeless never-changing overlong termless undisturbed protracted long 24-hour successive untroubled fast direct inextinguishable lifelong neverending undiminished without interruption abundant abounding long-lived durable extensive without stopping cosmic predictable periodical periodic countless dependable reliable indeterminate numberless old longstanding invariable immemorial always unchanged unchangeable no strings steady-going no holds barred ever-abiding unsparing cursive unalleviated hard harsh stern irrepressible lengthy unquenchable lingering without ceasing inevitable inescapable irrevocable unavoidable maintained nagging never-dying ever-enduring 24/7 all day long extended closed undestroyed pushy unintermitted unsuppressible sound unconfined unended straight smooth stationary unsurpassable self-perpetuating multitudinous regularized standardised regularised long-winded agelong atemporal unruffled profound deep progressive drawn out drawn-out at all times all day and all night unbottomed tremendous inveterate beyond measure long-drawn-out wearisome stretched out standardized total annual returning yearlong yearly seasonal same rigid equable inflexible static stabile boring dragging rhythmic through straightforward in succession with no let-up sustainable unrestricted renewable tedious seemingly endless wide open no strings attached no catch long-term for ever and ever nonrandom rambling ponderous meandering undefined deep-rooted remaining long-standing indelible surviving without a break without surcease ingrained secure established huge uncalculable unbound looped dull all-year-round irreversible innumerable myriad incomprehensible wide-open strung out spun out dragged out inexpungible indissoluble not stopping having no end till the cows come home in for the long haul

Adjective

Requiring, or involving, great mental or physical effort
onerous arduous demanding taxing burdensome crushing hard heavy laborious difficult exacting exhausting oppressive troublesome weighty formidable awkward back-breaking gruelling inconvenient severe strenuous toilsome trying exigent grave Herculean responsible tiring uphill wearing challenging fatiguing grueling killing persnickety punishing stiff stressful wearisome backbreaking irksome austere cumbersome distressing embittering excessive galling grinding headache intolerable merciless overpowering overtaxing painful ponderous pressing rigorous serious tedious time-consuming tiresome vexatious tough rough murderous harsh testing rugged draining wearying grievous sapping herculean effortful moiling brutal killer excruciating hellacious sweaty tall grim knackering hellish cruel debilitating enervating Augean stringent crippling pick-and-shovel relentless labored laboured harrowing torturous fierce unsparing operose bothersome bitter worrying inhuman strict searing ambitious agonizing hardhanded hairy enervative depleting tricky disturbing worrisome agonising vigorous bruising thorny unpleasant unbearable unremitting forbidding traumatic sticky toilful daunting tortuous upsetting energy-consuming colossal intense really hard shattering savage superincumbent knotty painstaking no picnic very hard draconian hectic mighty hefty unforgiving heavy-handed solemn nerve-racking distressful extreme unrelenting gargantuan critical despotic spartan uncomfortable tormenting imperious awful tyrannical domineering tough going weary problematic monumental inexorable frustrating pressured tight stern fraught impressive dire vexing rigid bleak pitiless exasperating disagreeable ruthless mean gigantic authoritarian staggering upstream intimidating hazardous prostrating slow impossible unyielding titanic flinty slavish difficile tense forceful Sisyphean bold anxious unreasonable abusive grandiose boring overwhelming drudging steep prickly delicate daring punitive immoderate aggressive dictatorial unfair racking murder dour repressive extravagant agitating dangerous wicked lofty insufferable tyrannous worksome unjust almighty energetic problematical ticklish perilous chancy concerning dodgy iffy dark precarious bad nasty backbreaker uncompromising very difficult wretched immense jarring busy unfriendly dubious hostile suspect questionable prohibitive unendurable ironhanded ramrod large-scale ferocious high-pressure troubling hard-hearted hard-nosed anxiety-ridden huge stretching exorbitant a nuisance physical fiendishly difficult tremendously difficult very challenging massive dreadful an imposition overburdening carking protracted lengthy hardworking withering searching mammoth prodigious thoroughgoing strained dogged timewasting inefficient long nagging drastic aggravating major Spartan shocking heroic courageous careful hypercritical thorough precise nit-picking pestilent exerting large order heavy sledding complex complicated profound confused concentrated intensive abstruse stormy te recondite sensitive controversial chronophagous inflexible a stinker of a firm by the book intransigent brassbound audacious ominous unpermissive dicey easier said than done high-impact torturesome drudgy vicious unnerving scabrous uphill battle hard-won marathon problem not easy like getting blood out of a stone discomforting violent maleficent brutish wolfish truculent sadistic barbaric cast-iron hard-line heightened barbarous unfeeling unkind callous autocratic unrealistic industrious chastening inhumane intolerant heartless unsympathetic undemocratic grand elaborate intrepid suppressive insensitive unmerciful improbable ballsy brash idealistic unfeasible implacable pretentious visionary unpitying illiberal fanciful unreal iron-fisted humourless sedate humorless staid sober sobersided poignant heartbreaking unlikely overbearing coercive anti-democratic magnificent disquieting heart-rending unsmiling obdurate no-nonsense uncomic astringent far-fetched difficult to achieve high-handed overweening peremptory yukky hurtful unwelcome unhappy sour miserable rotten distasteful unpalatable yucky afflicting heartrending chilling displeasing uncongenial unlovely unpleasing unsavory tragic sad hard-boiled hard-shell disheartening gloomy discouraging sombre dispiriting dismal depressive somber depressing confining icky sore remorseless mortifying great po-faced unsavoury intemperate provoking annoying inclement offensive calamitous afflictive frantic chaotic rough going active eventful frenzied frenetic lively gut-wrenching turbulent restless flustering animated madhouse tireless full tumultuous riotous furious bustling wild full on unruly spirited rowdy action-packed bumpy raucous maddening terrible pesky irritating infuriating niggling plaguy pestiferous pestilential troublous perturbing harassing unsettling rankling intractable ungovernable objectionable infernal irking abrasive riling ugly unmanageable chafing nettling nettlesome peeving incommodious confounded undisciplined disorderly recalcitrant wayward puzzling rebarbative cussed pesty plaguey powerful unrelaxing uncharitable high grating no piece of cake repugnant swingeing sky-high inflated extortionate enraging lamentable deplorable antagonizing harrying disappointing ghastly foul horrible horrid vile iniquitous inordinate outrageous teasing festering antipathetic appalling atrocious frightful horrendous abominable unsatisfying unattractive antagonising enough to try the patience of a saint enough to drive you up the wall grotty insupportable perverse lousy beastly improper discomposing mystifying from hell unacceptable egregious importunate infestive alarming damaging messy bewildering intricate incomprehensible convoluted perplexing baffling confounding beyond bearing not to be borne a bummer of a disobedient rebellious dysfunctional defiant delinquent socially impaired belligerent willful self-willed naughty badly behaved uncooperative impudent erratic errant hot-tempered disturbed disruptive badly-behaved misbehaving whiny roguish sullen cantankerous undisciplinable loudmouthed contumacious ill-behaved bellicose incorrigible insolent maladjusted rude confrontational combative argumentative malicious ill-disciplined mischievous pugnacious unrestrainable uncontrollable stubborn scrappy uncompliant rascally insubordinate uncontainable peevish devilish petulant indocile

Adjective

Having or showing care and conscientiousness in one's work or duties
diligent industrious active assiduous busy conscientious careful earnest laborious persistent sedulous attentive indefatigable painstaking persevering tireless dedicated meticulous studious exacting particular punctilious rigorous thorough dogged driven heedful intent tenacious unflagging untiring zealous committed constant engaged pertinacious steadfast bustling eager employed unrelenting operose persisting plugging slogging swotty working hard-working eager beaver determined resolute scrupulous occupied tied-up unwavering hopping purposeful fussy strict single-minded steady keen minute ultra-careful close accurate religious exact searching unswerving staunch correct pedantic unremitting patient methodical stubborn firm nice fastidious obstinate relentless enthusiastic focused energetic elaborate insistent detailed precise faithful strenuous spirited unfaltering finicky dynamic persnickety unshakeable focussed obdurate devoted demanding unwearied intense wholehearted hardworking loving on the job perfectionist unyielding ardent punctual fixed undeviating resolved engrossed at work ambitious enterprising passionate on the go bound and determined dutiful hard at work loyal perseverant stalwart uncompromising inexhaustible forceful immovable involved nitpicking unshakable pernickety conscionable weariless motivated unflinching unwearying observant vigorous strong-willed regardful stiff-necked intransigent picky bound importunate absorbed tied up hard-pressed hard at it on the hop aggressive at it stop at nothing concentrated rushed off your feet bold assertive indomitable alert unfailing enduring watchful dependable mathematical hard thoughtful finical militant devout proper concentrating never-tiring fervent overnice thoroughgoing bullheaded listening complete exhaustive sincere aspiring hair-splitting pledged strong tough hanging tough full inexorable preoccupied sworn true stout immersed cautious interested solid self-willed full of determination dead set deliberate ball of fire circumspect overloaded vigilant rigid snowed mad keen deep-dyed true blue busy as a bee by the numbers by the book fast card-carrying wrapped up on the move in harness dyed-in-the-wool hard-driving out-and-out self-driven up to one's ears goal-oriented busy as a beaver go-getting have one's hands full self-starting undaunted arduous unceasing fussbudget stickler circumstantial restless unending unretiring grinding whiz Herculean hard-nosed pigheaded headstrong valiant steely fine delicate pinpoint mettlesome unshaken gritty unbending unflappable hairline refined microscopic daring radical perky incessant jumping unstinting grind hyper right strong-minded duteous stickling striving focused on utilised utilized judicious orderly provident upright reliable with one's shoulder to the wheel with one's nose to the grindstone intensive spot-on on the trot too much on plate head over heels clocked up sure inflexible adamant concerned prim crossing the t's white-glove dotting the i's nit-picky fanatical implacable cohesive selfdisciplined discreet chary through and through fervid hanging in playing safe unsinkable remorseless hell-bent ironclad in-depth good pious stanch coherent rock-ribbed time-poor lively whole walking on eggs entire set possessive mulish sturdy spunky unforgetful rushed off one's feet slaving in demand on the run having enough on one's plate having a full plate hustling harried having fish to fry efficient having many irons in the fire true-blue down-the-line as keen as mustard single-hearted old faithful given over to true to the end going to great lengths minding p's and q's heart and soul into hungry meaning business total sticky competitive exclusive avid confident ruthless thirsty desirous nose to grindstone dead set on cutthroat decisive sustained feisty ferocious inspired unabated progressive bloodthirsty pioneering pushy stringent assured stilted decorous stiff ceremonious formal starchy unbroken undistracted collective fierce warlike gladiatorial defiant brutal scrappy unadulterated unmitigated absolute unshared unreserved consistent unqualified unalloyed serious scholarly intellectual academic in for long haul like bad penny united consummate self-asserting self-assertive hang-tough full-blooded intensely competitive iron-willed high-pressure 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 unanimous continued concerted civil seemly formalistic conventional overconscientious overscrupulous polite courteous engagé attached adherent all lock stock and barrel undivided bookish unavailable erudite learned right on good eye red-hot taken book-loving donnish brainy meditative reflective signed labouring selected hired operating laboring inked have a prior engagement on assignment have a previous engagement with a customer tied down cerebral contemplative well-read lettered well-informed bookworm grubbing on board in place on duty in use in collar plugging away mindful aware on the payroll in a job percipient perceptive heeding acute noticing rapt deep awake tentie tenty reckful on the ball open-eyed wide awake on your toes 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 wilful opinionated hardened willful perverse intractable hardheaded adamantine decided courageous plucky gutsy indurate brave ossified inconvincible self-opinionated pat refractory hardy unhesitating bull-headed recalcitrant stout-hearted intrepid emphatic bloody-minded fearless unmalleable unbendable contumacious heroic grim unpersuadable bent uncooperative game bent on balky iron lionhearted gallant cantankerous hard-line settled rugged manful contrary cussed robust purposive unreasonable bent upon audacious resilient valorous stable hearty stubborn as a mule lusty obsessed unmanageable adventurous sound incompliant unmovable froward set on nervy unafraid stouthearted bulldog imperious do-or-die hardline ballsy die-hard cross-grained diehard dauntless domineering hell-bent on hell-bent upon bolshie positive unchanging difficult exigent pressing four-square uncompliant clamorous out urgent substantial muscular entreating winner-take-all zero-sum cast-iron unappeasable toughened authoritative clamant burning durable set in one's ways peremptory doughty wrong-headed locked in pig-headed imperative powerful all-or-nothing win-or-lose dogmatic unswervable unshrinking ornery restive rebellious insubordinate hard and fast untoward venturous heroical brassbound inured unalterable resistant harsh unfearful definite have-a-go lion-hearted capable heavy-duty continuous able-bodied inveterate as game as Ned Kelly deaf to reason crying dire fiery unaccommodating awkward overbearing vehement stony compulsive resounding unadaptable obsessive monomaniacal independent irrepressible unsparing narrow-minded stroppy mighty brassy hard-wearing secure spartan heavy trusty frightless dashing stern immutable daredevil mean merciless undauntable categorical obstreperous mule contrarious sporting strapping venturesome adventuresome greathearted gutty locked tight opinionative unfearing athletic hard-core hard-bitten certain dominant never-failing hale single-minded about firm about brick-wall not giving an inch able brawny intent on seasoned stand pat tough nut set in stone obsessive about inflexible about insistent on hang tough well-built fixated on fanatical about hard as nails determined to strongly made well-made pass-fail high stakes stupid repeated self-disciplined high-stake bravehearted unbudgeable firmly-based direct mullish hardboiled buckled down hellbent violent pleading overconfident straight unfluctuating dour formidable impassioned responsible tried tried-and-true great beseeching begging commanding redoubtable noncompliant high-powered unvacillating cruel cocky impavid bullish stiffened unblinking immoveable red-blooded vital pitiless impassive persuasive self-motivated renitent high-spirited imposing cool non-compliant abiding unquestioning unstoppable unintimidated severe stony-hearted unchangeable unimpressionable telelogical calculated immalleable unswayable forward controlling sagacious brisk unmoved unimpressible heady unbreakable unforgiving fire-eating bossy unruly wayward hulking husky beefy unmodifiable permanent quiescent whole-hearted impertinent hardhearted bullhead unrepentant uncompassionate convinced unemotional thrusting peppery gingery temerarious systematic wild instant emergent critical compelling necessitous nagging determinate in earnest mean business collected composed thick thickset thick-skinned frisky sprightly mettled prevailing inexpugnable iron-fisted pounding mortal hard-headed go-go unstinted continuing undeterred fireball disobedient incurable uncontrollable ungovernable fractious orped cold fish proof against persuasion poised take charge tried and true steamroller powerhouse tried and tested explicit going going all the way playing hard ball dug in pushful invincible through-and-through hard-and-fast undisciplined unquenchable bitter furious granite hopeful disturbing solicitous annoying troublesome suppliant overeager harassing tough nut to crack with one's feet dug in with one's toes dug in stick to guns set in concrete like a ball of fire on the make desiring success fit firm in spirit animated tough-minded resourceful be out for blood nose to the grindstone rebel recusant consumed compelled reiterative monotonous tall in the saddle on one's mettle intent upon committed to the idea of hell bent on healthy herolike death-or-glory possessed minding keen as mustard two-fisted self-reliant out to fixed upon anxious to committed to intending to fixed on obsessed with resolved on impatient to resolved to decisive about determined on galvanized impelled insoluble thorny indocile unpliable problematic knotty cool-headed nonmoving induced fixated obsessional unbudging difficult to keep down rolling with punches quick to recover quick to bounce back nonmotile long-lasting pushed steered guided impulsive besetting galvanised potent arrogant doctrinaire influential overly solicitous immotile important imperishable indestructible dictatorial pontifical significant fit as a fiddle acclimatised well fighting fit in fine fettle acclimatized physically fit in good condition hale and hearty fresh in rude health burly hefty in good health in good shape irremovable forcible authoritarian high-handed intolerant arbitrary stark immobile urged on brash brazen unquestionable downright unchallengeable entrenched opinioned perduring impervious long-continued made to last diuturnal perdurable magisterial small-minded reinforced sinewy big unblenching puissant despotic fascistic high and mighty unequivocal bigoted prejudiced cocksure one-sided tyrannical egotistical dictative anchored rooted well-founded in fine feather nailed quiet hitched hooked situated unmoving stationary still established located devil-may-care made fast

Noun

Tedious, menial and exhausting work
drudgery toil grind labour labor travail moil work slavery chore donkeywork drudge fatigue yakka chores gruntwork backbreaker skivvying tedium workout swink hard hard work donkey work hard labour donkey-work menial work sweated labour daily grind hard yakka menial labor menial labour rat race slog sweat exertion effort graft struggle trouble endeavor industry endeavour pains elbow grease strain burden tribulation hassle trial blood, sweat and tears stress hardship toiling diligence ordeal pain treadmill activity suffering grindstone routine headache spadework energy hard labor manual labor while uphill battle expenditure imposition tough grind difficult task tall order tough assignment load hard graft adversity bother drain encumbrance nine-to-five sweat of one's brow no picnic battle problem grubwork moonlight test application torture difficulty millstone agony killer beast striving weight job occupation bear anguish nightmare heavy labour uphill struggle strength muscle persistence heavy labor inconvenience service dirty work blood, swear, and tears hard slog task challenge squirrel cage working day hack work strife perseverance painstaking conflict oomph drag Herculean task bore scutwork elbow juice physical effort employment slogging push conscientiousness undertaking duty long haul force salt mines vigor power grit vigour intensity operation value grunt work assiduity tenacity assiduousness slaving privation distress tears scut work thankless task determination attempts pangs trials and tribulations backbreaking work difficult project pattern groove rut drill rote lockstep pace

Verb

Present participle for walk doggedly and slowly with heavy steps
trudging clumping lumbering stomping tramping slogging stumping flogging floundering stumbling barging blundering bumbling dragging galumphing limping lumping pounding scuffing scuffling shambling shuffling sloughing stamping struggling treading tromping trogging clomping dragging oneself hiking schlepping traipsing trampling walking walking heavily wallowing plodding along staggering hobbling lurching tottering reeling footslogging trailing toiling trekking wading dragging yourself thundering thumping teetering waddling thudding doddering banging yomping ambling grinding clunking ploughing wobbling sauntering plowing faltering slouching treading heavily drifting straggling marching strolling laboring labouring clopping swaying moseying padding wandering trundling rambling clonking crawling muddling walking slowly moving laboriously pushing one's way weaving galloping crushing champing pressing clattering trooping pitching walking clumsily running heavily stepping drudging plugging along treading clumsily fighting sweating chugging lingering pushing hirpling wavering falling gimping creeping blundering about moving with difficulty battling pottering round pottering about pottering around fumbling groping confusing misjudging hopping lolling moping loafing moving clumsily scrambling skulking pushing yourself changing shifting walking with a limp clambering battling one's way sputtering grinding away fighting one's way fighting your way walking with difficulty walking haltingly walking lamely walking unevenly losing your balance loitering making one's way with difficulty shinnying lagging meandering dawdling shilly-shallying dragging your feet going slowly following tailing straying tarrying roaming roving falling behind hanging back tagging along tagging along behind getting no place fast dragging along bringing up the rear moving slowly dragging one's feet toddling pottering careening halting puttering dabbling mooching rocking pattering waggling duckwalking wiggling sashaying shaking trembling rolling quivering shivering quaking walking casually dallying walking like a duck delaying hesitating seesawing slipping walking unsteadily shimmying tripping toppling sliding zigzagging wheeling quavering shuddering fiddling tinkering maundering moving falteringly idling hitching moving unsteadily lallygagging dilly-dallying lollygagging poking diddling dillydallying bimbling tootling footling frittering fribbling lurking slackening hanging out hovering frittering away hanging about passing time procrastinating flagging putting off pausing messing about poking along

Verb

Present participle for to apply great and continuous effort
toiling drudging grubbing laboring persevering slaving sweating endeavouring endeavoring humping hustling labouring moiling ploughing plowing plugging slogging straining striving struggling travailing tugging working grinding slogging away banging away beavering away digging away grinding away soldiering on bearing down buckling down knuckling down pegging away ploughing through plugging away grafting sweating blood exerting oneself working hard killing oneself working like a Trojan working like a dog keeping at it knocking oneself out bullocking driving working day and night trudging going for it bending over backwards making every effort keeping your nose to the grindstone lumbering pouring it on staggering pushing dragging yourself trailing trying hard making an effort applying oneself slaving away grubbing away plodding away going all out going for broke working your fingers to the bone working oneself to the bone pulling out all the stops leaning over backwards breaking your back doing your best exerting yourself pegging schlepping skivvying mucking fighting overworking grappling hammering persisting busting a gut knocking yourself out rupturing yourself doing all one can hammering away making an all-out effort putting one's back into something pegging along giving it your all burning the candle at both ends working one's fingers to the bone giving it one's all falling over backwards plugging along putting oneself out giving it your best shot keeping your head down sweating away working like a slave doing your damnedest suffering banging on cultivating tending groveling grovelling digging performing pounding hiking dragging trampling working your guts out going ham going hard overworking oneself working very hard purposing applying working fingers to bone pressing on heading-down keeping going carrying on exerting pegging away at applying yourself to pushing yourself keeping nose to grindstone tolling grafting away doing your utmost having a crack taking pains working hard to breaking your neck straining every nerve going all out for going for the doctor driving oneself to the limit making a supreme effort pushing oneself to the limit sparing no effort trying very hard making a great effort pushing oneself working one's butt off sticking at sticking with it working away trying aiming battling moving heaven and earth undertaking seeking aspiring attempting venturing doing one's utmost doing one's best essaying scrambling giving it one's best shot giving one's all assaying contending leaving no stone unturned breaking one's neck trying one's hardest taking on putting one's back into it having a crack at doing all you can breaking sweat busting one's chops driving oneself going hammer and tongs working one's socks off keeping one's nose to the grindstone taking care taking great pains puttering enduring breaking one's back having a shot at having a swing at keeping one's head down making a run at having one's nose to grindstone campaigning withstanding digging in acquiting yourself pitching in working one's guts out plodding along grinding out giving best shot making effort giving all one's got standing up to going all-out for emptying the tank giving your all going the whole nine yards going all-out putting up a fight against going to war competing taxing jockeying offering tackling oppressing punishing overexerting overtaxing flogging jumping through hoops trying for having a go at having a stab at going for the jugular giving it a whirl going the limit shooting for tussling scuffling trying as hard as one can combatting combating vying jostling rassling wrangling brawling clashing tangling grunting scrapping wrestling coming to grips getting to grips

Verb

Present participle for to be in motion by moving one's feet in a slow and alternative manner
walking striding strolling treading trudging wandering hiking marching tramping trekking advancing ambling going sauntering traipsing moving promenading rambling stepping footslogging patrolling trooping pacing perambulating prowling roaming ambulating moseying padding proceeding toddling pootling stepping out yomping cantering filing locomoting lumbering meandering parading prancing racing roving scuffing shambling shuffling slogging stalking strutting stumping touring traversing making your way plodding on taking a turn taking the air knocking about hitting the road wending one's way legging it hoofing it hoofing footing it footing going on foot ranging travelling traveling peregrinating trogging tripping pattering jogging journeying tromping stamping trampling stomping mincing pilgrimaging voyaging descending skipping tiptoeing ascending climbing backpacking scrambling exploring trailing migrating pressing on going down going up going forward going walkabout going by foot moving forward traveling on foot travelling on foot drifting gallivanting stravaiging cruising mooching tootling galavanting maundering straying bimbling jaunting straggling batting kicking around gadding about dawdling going for a walk floating gadding circumambulating pottering vagabonding taking a walk knocking around globe-trotting following one's nose swanning sashaying coasting rolling circumnutating hopscotching milling around milling round milling about mooching around walking the tracks streeling hitting the bricks puttering globetrotting passing percolating loitering ankling moping lingering dallying getting some exercise getting some air circumlocuting taking a trip schlepping bumming divagating stooging pounding the pavement toiling trekking through going off at a tangent getting sidetracked wandering aimlessly getting off the point moving aimlessly swinging trilling oozing tarrying progressing dragging oneself going on a excursion going on a trip going on a journey struggling along bumming around sweeping stretching your legs making one's way going for a constitutional transitioning scouring departing venturing wayfaring reconnoitering searching crossing reconnoitring encompassing taking a stroll going for a stroll hitting the trail passing over spreading through making circuit setting out pushing on setting forth boogying boogieing walking casually shifting itinerating emigrating travelling around leaving transferring traveling around immigrating nomadizing transmigrating winding zigzagging clambering moving about moving around batting around

Verb

Present participle for idle away time
wasting time dilly-dallying frittering away hanging about hanging around lagging behind burning daylight dallying dawdling delaying dillydallying fiddling about frittering away time goofing off killing time lingering loitering lollygagging losing time passing the time piddling procrastinating shilly-shallying taking one's own sweet time taking one's time tarrying whiling away the time lagging moping lallygagging poking diddling dragging crawling creeping dragging your feet trailing idling straggling falling behind putting off sauntering stalling ambling trudging staying puttering pottering about marking time waiting hanging fire pottering around pottering round whiling away time dithering fooling around taking your time horsing around getting no place fast staggering dragging one's feet pottering loafing trifling diddle-daddling toddling frittering time away scrounging around shlepping along bumming around hanging out sitting around sitting on one's butt warming a chair hesitating tottering temporizing waiting around using delaying tactics holding back humming and hawing hanging on putting off doing something staying put buying time temporising filibustering vacillating playing for time pausing stonewalling playing a waiting game hanging back diminishing failing dropping falling back flagging decreasing dragging behind slackening trailing behind ebbing waning retarding faltering slowing up shuffling tailing tooling slowing slouching inching along bringing up the rear limping losing strength inching dropping behind jellying lounging hobbling moving slowly falling off meandering drifting boondoggling fooling with whiling away trifling with playing games with fooling about mooching goofing around wandering rambling traipsing lounging about doing nothing much fannying about lolling strolling moseying kicking around spinning one's wheels farting around beating the meat going slowly frittering taking too long proceeding in a leisurely fashion walking slowly taking a stroll strolling along taking it easy twiddling skulking fribbling halting hovering lurking passing time shambling sloughing dabbling puttering around messing around doodling fiddling around playing monkeying around galavanting roaming cruising straying gallivanting roving batting floating ranging havering postponing deferring protracting prolonging wavering adjourning cooling swithering goldbricking deviating gadding about knocking about maundering taking a raincheck suspending action postponing action letting slide deferring action kicking the can down the road holding off

Verb

Present participle for to walk with effort through water or another liquid or viscous substance

Antonym of plodding

plodding Idiom, Proverb

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