grindy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

grind +‎ -y

Adjective[edit]

grindy (comparative more grindy, superlative most grindy)

  1. (video games, informal) Involving a lot of repetition in order to progress.
    • 2012, Scott Rogers, Swipe This!: The Guide to Great Touchscreen Game Design
      Beware, as these achievements can feel “grindy” unless there is a worthwhile reward attached.
    • 2015, Richard A. Bartle, MMOs from the Inside Out
      Some players seem to think that grindy content has been put in on purpose to pad out play []

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