plodding

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

plodding

  1. present participle of plod

Adjective[edit]

plodding (comparative more plodding, superlative most plodding)

  1. Progressing slowly and laboriously.

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

plodding (countable and uncountable, plural ploddings)

  1. Slow, laborious progress.
    • 1863, Jean Ingelow, Poems, "Honors"
      I'd count not wearisome / Long toil, nor enterprise, / But strain to reach it; aye, with wrestlings stout / And hopes that even in the dark will grow / (Like plants in dungeons, reaching feelers out), / And ploddings wary and slow.