- Tedious, menial and exhausting work.
- 2018 December 12, Bramesco, Charles, “A spoonful of nostalgia helps the calculated Mary Poppins Returns go down”, in AV Club:
- She does the same thing as any parent worth their salt, and gets rambunctious youngsters engaged in daily drudgeries by refashioning the quotidian as adventure.
- 1748 David Hume Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973 § 34
- we are, perhaps, all the while flattering our natural indolence, which, hating the bustle of the world, and drudgery of business seeks a pretence of reason to give itself a full and uncontrolled indulgence.
- chore, toil, dogsbody work, corvée (dated), fatigue (military), swink (archaic); see also Thesaurus:drudgery
- drudgerous (rare)
- “drudgery” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2019.