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Princeton's WordNet

  1. drudgery, plodding, grind, donkeyworknoun

    hard monotonous routine work

  2. plodding, plodadjective

    the act of walking with a slow heavy gait

    "I could recognize his plod anywhere"

  3. leaden, ploddingadjective

    (of movement) slow and laborious

    "leaden steps"


  1. ploddingadjective

    Progressing slowly and laboriously.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Plodding

    of Plod

  2. Ploddingadjective

    progressing in a slow, toilsome manner; characterized by laborious diligence; as, a plodding peddler; a plodding student; a man of plodding habits

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of plodding in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of plodding in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of plodding in a Sentence

  1. Senate Finance Committee:

    Everything here makes it tougher; we just have to keep plodding ahead.

  2. Englishman Fleetwood:

    Expectation's a tricky thing. It's clearly the next step for me to win over here, but winning's not easy and I've just got to keep plodding away.

  3. Aesop:

    Plodding wins the race.

Images & Illustrations of plodding

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