Drudgery vs Monotonous - What's the difference?

drudgery | monotonous |


As a noun drudgery

is tedious, menial and exhausting work.

As an adjective monotonous is

having an unvarying tone or pitch.

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)

    monotonous

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • having an unvarying tone or pitch
  • tedious, repetitious or lacking in variety
  • Synonyms

    * monotonic * samely