Drudgery vs Exertion - What's the difference?

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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.

drudgery

English

Noun

  • tedious, menial and exhausting work
  • * 1748 . David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. ยง 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.

    Synonyms

    * tedium * moil * See also

    Derived terms

    * drudgerous (rare)

    exertion

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An expenditure of physical or mental effort.
  • Usage notes

    * Adjectives often used with "exertion": physical, mental, etc.