Drudgery vs Lesson - What's the difference?

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Drudgery is a related term of lesson.

As nouns the difference between drudgery and lesson

is that drudgery is tedious, menial and exhausting work while lesson is a section of learning or teaching into which a wider learning content is divided.

As a verb lesson is

to give a lesson to; to teach.




  • 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.


    * tedium * moil * See also

    Derived terms

    * drudgerous (rare)




    (en noun)
  • A section of learning or teaching into which a wider learning content is divided.
  • A learning task assigned to a student; homework.
  • Something learned or to be learned.
  • Something that serves as a warning or encouragement.
  • A section of the Bible or other religious text read as part of a divine service.
  • A severe lecture; reproof; rebuke; warning.
  • * Sir (Philip Sidney) (1554-1586)
  • She would give her a lesson for walking so late.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=8 , passage=The humor of my proposition appealed more strongly to Miss Trevor than I had looked for, and from that time forward she became her old self again;
  • (music) An exercise; a composition serving an educational purpose; a study.
  • Synonyms

    * (l) * (religious reading) lection

    Derived terms

    * object lesson * private lessons


    (en verb)
  • To give a lesson to; to teach.
  • * 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , III.vi:
  • her owne daughter Pleasure, to whom shee / Made her companion, and her lessoned / In all the lore of loue, and goodly womanhead.
  • * Byron
  • To rest the weary, and to soothe the sad, / Doth lesson happier men, and shame at least the bad.

    See also

    * (wikipedia "lesson") *