drudgery drudgery  /d ˈrə dʒə ri/


  • (n) hard monotonous routine work



  1. I'd rather my kid learned that there's more to life than drudgery.
  2. But at least study aids are more plentiful, and multimedia technologies can reduce the drudgery of memorizing vocabulary and patterns.
  3. Those bold goalswhich NASA estimates it could achieve by 2018 and 2030, respectivelywould at last free the nation of the 25-year drudgery of the shuttle program.


  1. Thank you from the bottom of my ‘Hart’

    By: Kyle Hart As undeveloped, naive and spry undergraduate “chilluns ,” our predecessors tell us to hold on to every precious moment college has to offer. They remind us that through the repetitious drudgery o...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Daily Barometer

  2. The (Robot) Creative Class

    Machines have been chipping away at manufacturing jobs for decades, proving themselves faster, cheaper, and more precise than flesh-and-blood line workers. Now engineers are aiming higher than factory drudgery, pivoting from menial to artisanal labor once thought exclusively human.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

  3. Airbus Bag2Go smart luggage wields GPS, RFID to skip airport hassles

    Many of us avoid flying with checked baggage when possible, and for good reason: even a simple delay can sour a whole trip. Airbus' new Bag2Go prototype could save us from having to pack light, however. The smart luggage carries a raft of sensors that work with an iOS app to bypass the usual airport drudgery. Its RFID chip lets travelers check in their bag and link it to every step of their ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Engadget


  1. "I have been able to savour the lead-up just knowing it is my last Olympics," Tomkins said yesterday. "When the drudgery of training and training comes along, I just remember, 'This is it, there will be no more soon' and it is an amazing...
    on Jul 18, 2008 By: James Tomkins Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "She just kind of opened the doors ...... to the idea that cooking could be a pleasure and it wasn't drudgery in the kitchen," said Alice Waters, executive chef and owner of Chez Panisse, the celebrated Berkeley restaurant. "It wasn't just...
    on Aug 13, 2004 By: Alice Waters Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  3. "We've made work the enemy," Mr. Rowe says. "Essentially we took the nobility and the necessity out of it and replaced it with this vague sense of drudgery."
    on Aug 18, 2008 By: Mike Rowe Source: Wall Street Journal

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