AskDefine | Define plodding

Dictionary Definition

plod v : walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud; "Mules plodded in a circle around a grindstone" [syn: slog, footslog, trudge, pad, tramp] [also: plodding, plodded]plodding adj : (of movement) slow and laborious; "leaden steps" [syn: leaden]

Noun

1 hard monotonous routine work [syn: drudgery, grind, donkeywork]
2 the act of walking with a slow heavy gaitplodding See plod

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Verb

plodding
  1. present participle of plod

Adjective

plodding
  1. Progressing slowly and laboriously.

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