Drudgery is a related term of exertion.
As nouns the difference between drudgery and exertion
is that drudgery
is tedious, menial and exhausting work while exertion
is an expenditure of physical or mental effort.
tedious, menial and exhausting 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.
* See also
* drudgerous (rare)
An expenditure of physical or mental effort.
* Adjectives often used with "exertion": physical, mental, etc.