Plodding
Plod Plod, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Plodded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Plodding}.] [Gf. Gael. plod a clod, a pool; also, to strike or pelt with a clod or clods.] 1. To travel slowly but steadily; to trudge. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To toil; to drudge; especially, to study laboriously and patiently. ``Plodding schoolmen.'' --Drayton. [1913 Webster]


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  • Plodding — Plod ding, a. Progressing in a slow, toilsome manner; characterized by laborious diligence; as, a plodding peddler; a plodding student; a man of plodding habits. {Plod ding*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plodding — index operose, painstaking, patient, pedestrian, pertinacious, stable, steadfast Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • plodding — plod|ding [ˈplɔdıŋ US ˈpla: ] adj slow or thorough and not exciting ▪ plodding research …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • plodding — plod|ding [ pladıŋ ] adjective 1. ) working hard at a slow steady rate, but not very intelligent and lacking any good ideas of your own 2. ) slow and boring: a plodding and predictable movie …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • plodding — UK [ˈplɒdɪŋ] / US [ˈplɑdɪŋ] adjective 1) working hard at a slow steady rate, but not very intelligent and lacking any good ideas of your own 2) slow and boring a plodding and predictable film …   English dictionary

  • plodding — adjective Progressing slowly and laboriously …   Wiktionary

  • plodding — Synonyms and related words: application, arid, assiduity, assiduous, assiduousness, banausic, barren, blah, blank, bloodless, bulldog tenacity, characterless, cold, colorless, concentration, constancy, constant, continuing, dead, diligence,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • plodding — plÉ‘d /plÉ’d n. slow walk, labored walk v. walk laboriously, walk heavily, trudge; work hard, persist in a task …   English contemporary dictionary

  • plodding — a. Hard working, patiently laborious, painstaking, industrious …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • plodding — I noun 1. hard monotonous routine work (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑drudgery, ↑grind, ↑donkeywork • Derivationally related forms: ↑grind (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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