drudgery
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  • IPA: /ˈdɹʌdʒəɹi/
Noun

drudgery

  1. Tedious, menial, and exhausting work#Noun|work.
    • 1748 David Hume Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973 § 34
      we are, perhaps, all the while flattering our natural indolence, which, hating the bustle of the world, and drudgery of business seeks a pretence of reason to give itself a full and uncontrolled indulgence.
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